Fat is bad?!

August 8, 2011

Just got an email from one of my medical students, who let me know about an NPR article regarding weight bias and stereotypes. ┬áSee below…

Hi Dr. Kahan,

I am sure you already know about this, but on the off chance your summer has been too busy, I thought I’d send it your way. This is a refreshing perspective for the (somewhat) mainstream media!

http://m.npr.org/story/138958386?url=/2011/08/08/138958386/big-fat-stereotypes-play-out-on-the-small-screen

I was eating dinner with some college friends last night, most of whom are on diets because ‘fat is bad’ and I was really excited to share with them the perspective you gave us. Not sure I really convinced anyone, but its a start right?

Hope you and your family are having a great summer!

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