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  1. just asking questions
    Should a 13-Year-Old Have Bariatric Surgery?Sandra Hassink on what the new pediatric obesity guidelines she co-wrote do and don’t say.
  2. donald trump
    White House Tries to Hide Official News That Trump Is ObeseThe White House released Trump’s physical showing that he is obese just after announcing that the president intends to declare a national emergency.
  3. nypd blues
    Hefty Retired Cop Sues NYPD Over Slim PensionSays the job, not his weight, caused heart condition.
  4. other states’ embarrassments
    New Yorkers Are Less Fat Than Residents of Most Other StatesThe glass is half full?
  5. nanny state
    Cambridge, Massachusetts Wants in on Controversial Soda BanThe city’s desperate cry for attention.
  6. obesity
    The People of Earth Are 17 Million Tons OverweightThey could stand to shed a few. 
  7. the third terminator
    Poll: Mayor’s Soda Ban Tastes Bad for Majority of New Yorkers The people have spoken.
  8. the third terminator
    In Latest Attack on Delicious Things, Bloomberg Plans to Ban Large SodasKiss your Big Gulp good-bye.
  9. obesity
    The Problem of Large Americans and Small Seats on Planes, Trains, and Buses“You can only make the trains so wide.”
  10. the national interest
    Chris Christie Is Fat. So What?’The Obesity Myth’ is the essential text to understand the currents of cultural prejudice that will be marshaled against Chris Christie.
  11. more to love
    America Is Only Getting Fatter“Two-thirds of all adults in the United States are overweight.”
  12. fatties!!!!!
    The Obesity Epidemic Has Spread to Our PetsHumans did this.
  13. more to love
    Report: Now Chris Christie May Be Too Fat to Be President“America has not had a truly obese president since William Howard Taft a century ago.”
  14. wonders of the world
    Woman Eats 30,000 Calories for Christmas MealSo, yeah. Quit your kvetching.
  15. what the huck?
    Former Fat Person Mike Huckabee Doesn’t Think Michelle Obama Is a Dessert TyrantHuckabee disagrees with his friend Sarah Palin.
  16. she blinded me with science
    Skinny Men Make Less Money Than Fat Men$8,437 less, to be exact.
  17. food
    Tim Russert’s Death May Have Saved Marc Ambinder’s LifeIt was the tragic loss of the NBC host that led the ‘Atlantic’ writer to take drastic steps to salvage his health.
  18. bons mots
    Does Michelle Obama’s Health Campaign Encourage, or Stigmatize, Obese Kids?That’s what one journalist wonders.
  19. wonders of the world
    New Jersey Woman Aiming to Become Fattest Woman in the WorldDidn’t your parents always tell you that you should have goals?
  20. good news and bad news
    New York Is Fat and DrunkAnd it’s lying to itself.
  21. in other news
    Former Fat Kids Make Predictably Uncomfortable Confessions in the ‘Observer’The ‘Observer’ selects its latest trend: former fatties!
  22. in other news
    Sticks And Stones May Break SJP’s Bones (Okay, Just Sticks, Even), But Words…Sarah Jessica Parker claims that she wasn’t hurt when Maxim named her the Unsexiest Woman Alive, but we detect a certain amount of defensiveness in her response, which came out in the London Sunday Express. “I believe in the old ‘sticks and stones’ philosophy, so frankly their words don’t come close to hurting,” the Sex and the City star said, but couldn’t help adding: “How many women wouldn’t want to step into the Manolos that are waiting for me in the wardrobe department every morning?” Not many, we bet! But it doesn’t matter. “What they don’t know is that one day I’ll wake up fat,” SJP explained. “But I’ll still be happy, just like I am now.” Hmmm. Two things: One, the idea that you could suddenly wake up obese, having gone to bed a toothpick, is really awesome. (Can we make a ray gun that does that to people? Can we test it out on Ann Coulter?) And two, Sarah Jessica Parker barely gained weight when she had an entire other human inside her. Remember all those skimpy outfits she wore in the dreaded pregnancy season of SatC? She’s too much of a workaholic — there’s no way that lady is ever going to wake up fat. Until, you know, we get our hands on that ray gun. The Sexiest Put-Down [British Vogue]
  23. in other news
    Hey, New Yorkers: You’re Fat! So you know how the city banned trans fats from our foods? And is making fast-food places post nutrition information? And otherwise going out of its way to healthy us up? And how everybody seems to be at the gym all the time? And how Whole Foods, with its organic this and whole-grain that, is taking over the city? Yeah, well, today’s Daily News brings news that New York — granted, the state, not the city — budged not at all on the national obesity ranking this year. We’re apparently the 38th most obese state, with 22.4 percent of New Yorkers weighing in as obese and more than half overweight. But, actually, things might not be so bad: We’re not that far off from the skinniest state, Colorado, where 17.6 percent of the population is obese, and we’re a far cry from Mississippi, with more than 30 percent obesity. Sometimes we’re really glad we have Mississippi. Bulge Battle Weighs on New Yorkers [NYDN]