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Severe Obesity

Severe Obesity? Let 'Em Eat Kale!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We need to reorient our cultural attitude about obesity so it is not an excuse to argue the respective merits of personal responsibility and public policy. Rather, if we are to fix it at its origins, we need to acknowledge that people who are empowered are most capable, and most inclined, to exercise responsibility.

Our Severely-Obese Daughters and Sons: Of Pennies, Pounds and Sense

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Obesity is a cultural problem and requires a cultural solution we have the knowledge and means to administer. That we fail to apply those means bespeaks our ambivalence at best, our profit-driven hypocrisies at worst.

Should Obese Children Be Taken From Parents?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.13.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Adults are criminally liable if they give cigarettes, or alcohol, or illicit drugs to a child. But our society does not view giving a child a donut, or fries, or soda as abusive -- even if it occurs day after day.