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This blog will explore what it's like having a fat Mid Section in Middle America, comparing and contrasting the Mid Western fat experience with that of the rest of the country and exploring the perception and treatment of fat people in the United States at large.

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Relent

Mary has a great idea about what to give up for Lent.

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The Genes In My Jeans

A study published last week in Nature revealed that there are 97 genetic markers that are “BMI-associated.” It sounds like a “victory” for HAES(r), but the lead researcher unfortunately doesn’t interpret it that way.

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Cool It With The Cholesterol

In the upcoming revision of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines (revised every 5 years), dietary cholesterol (not to be confused with blood cholesterol) may no longer be on the list of things we should limit. Mary elaborates.

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Positively Fat

Are you familiar with Whitney Thore, and her new show on TLC, “My Big Fat Fabulous Life?” Mary shares her thoughts about Whitney, her show, and other shows that feature fat people. Although the shows differ a lot,  they have some things in common.

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Pay By The Pound

We need to stop the scapegoating of Fat people before it becomes even more entrenched.

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Fat Chance

A recent research study showed that many cancers are most likely random mutations not caused by hereditary or environmental factors. This is pretty strong evidence that fatness is not a major risk factor for many cancers, but naysayers continue to insist that it is. Mary has the details!

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Feel The Love To Hate

Have you heard of Katie Hopkins? If not, Mary will fill you in. Be forewarned, though - Katie is a “hater” type.

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Hard To Swallow

Should we be surprised that yet another weight loss drug is being developed? Mary discusses the claims and testing of the latest one she has heard about.

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New Views

A New Year means a new outlook AND inlook.

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Happy Christmas To All!

My holiday wishes to you all. Happy Hanukah, Merry Christmas, Blessed Solstice, Happy Kwanzaa, and joy to all your celebrations.

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