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Anti-fat bias and weight-loss fixation — including among doctors — is a problem that must be remedied

Kieran Blakey for Elemental

The study’s findings were surprising, even to its organizers.

Led by researchers at the CDC and the National Cancer Institute, the study examined roughly 30 years of data collected from tens of thousands of Americans. Its purpose was to identify associations between body mass index (BMI) and excess mortality. Its findings, which were published in JAMA in 2005, revealed that adults who were overweight were at no greater risk of death than those who fell into the “normal” BMI range. …

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