Has the body positivity movement gone too far? That's the question Dr.
There's no denying that social media platforms engage in ideologically motivated censorship.
The campaign to classify obesity as a victim status instead of a serious medical condition continues its rampage through popular culture.
The philosopher Aristotle taught that moderation was essential to virtuous living.
Join our directors of bio-sciences and medicine Cameron English and Dr. Chuck Dinerstein as they break down these stories on episode 19 of the Science Dispatch podcast.
Join ACSH directors of bio-sciences and chemistry Cameron English and Dr. Josh Bloom as they break down these stories on episode 18 of the Science Dispatch podcast:
We've reached a point where you must assume everything the media says about nutrition is false. This is a drastic but necessary assumption given the ridiculous headlines that routinely populate our news feeds.
Subsisting on fast food, soda, and candy is not a wise way to live. None of these foods are inherently harmful, though they should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
Over the weekend, Bill Maher took the fat-acceptance movement to task for lying about the dangers of obesity and excusing overweight people from taking responsibility for their eating and exercise habits.
Mainstream medicine has traditionally stressed that obesity poses a serious risk to public health, and indeed there appears to be
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