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October 09, 2007

"What If It's All Been A Big Fat Lie?:" That NYT Magazine Piece Debunking The Anti-Fat Hysteria

I mentioned this article earlier. It's long, but an eye-opener. I still remember reading this with that "WTF?" feeling.

I mean, honestly, there are few things in life we are sure-sure of. Gravity is one of them. Death and taxes are another two. "God lives and God loves" -- or the opposite, depending on your POV -- is a metaphysical one, but most have doubts either way on that from time to time.

"Fat is bad for you" is another in this small set. It was a fact, right? Proven. Undebatable. Certain.

Finding out that fat isn't bad for you isn't quite the same as finding out gravity is more of a guideline than a rule, but still pretty paradigm-shifting.

Thanks to Splunge for tipping me it was all still available online.


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