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Obesigenic

Weight Is Not a Choice

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We do indeed have stunning potential control over our health, and should make better use of it. Our feet and forks are, or should be, the master levers of medical destiny. But even the best application of skill-power will not turn weight into a behavior. Weight is not a choice, and we should all choose to recognize that.

Screening for Obesity: Weighed, Measured, and Found Wanting

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The updated advice from the Preventive Services Task Force about obesity screening harbors good, bad, and a bit of the downright silly.

Who's Responsible?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.16.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Poverty increases the risk of obesity and attendant chronic disease. Those who can least afford to succumb to the obesigenic, morbidigenic elements of modern society are most vulnerable to them.

We Still Need a Food Supply for Dummies!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Advice to eat more plant foods simply states the destination; it does not provide the step-by-step, GPS-like guidance people need to move in that direction. Besides, alas, it doesn't work.