June 22, 2013

The Obesity Problem Is Bigger Than Any of Us

David Berreby, Aeon Magazine

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Years ago, after a plane trip spent reading Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Notes from the Underground and Weight Watchers magazine, Woody Allen melded the two experiences into a single essay. ‘I am fat,’ it began. ‘I am disgustingly fat. I am the fattest human I know. I have nothing but excess poundage all over my body.

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TAGGED: Scientific Method, Primates, Caloric Restriction, Obesity