Interviews Citing Linda: The Obe$ity problem. Archive

3/16/13: Digital Journal, Op-Ed: Weight loss doesn’t improve health, says nutrition expert Linda Bacon, by Ernest Dempsey.

Linda Bacon: “The war on obesity is causing untold damage to fat people and thin people alike. By stigmatizing fat and fat people, it’s creating stress and supporting discrimination. By inducing us to invest in so far useless efforts at weight control, it has resulted in rampant preoccupation with food and weight, disordered eating habits, and billions in wasted dollars. And, by focusing the medical community on fat over other factors, it’s causing us to overlook more pernicious – and more curable – sources of disease.

My goal is to see an end to this war, through the peace movement called Health at Every Size®. The premise behind Health at Every Size, commonly referred to as HAES, is simple: HAES advocates switching the focus from weight to health. This simple reframing will have profound implications for billions of people who are, right now, victims of the war on obesity.

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August, 2011, Prevention Magazine: The End of Dieting, Marjorie Ingall.

“According to Linda Bacon, PhD, associate nutritionist at the University of California, Davis, nutrition professor at City College of San Francisco, and author of Health at Every Size (the bible of the HAES movement), many studies suggest that yo-yo dieting itself increases the risk of high blood pressure, insulin resistance, and high blood cholesterol. Studies also show that a vast majority of dieting ends up being yo-yo dieting: Up to two-thirds of people who lose weight regain it within 1 year, and nearly all the rest regain it within 5 years.”

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Prevention Magazine: The End of Dieting, Marjorie Ingall.

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