Category Archives: Obesity

Life is Sweet?

An interview with Robert Lustig by Kate Womersley. Dr Robert Lustig trained at Cornell Medical School and is now a professor of pediatric endocrinology at University of California, San Francisco. He is the author of Fat Chance: The Bitter Truth

Life is Sweet?

An interview with Robert Lustig by Kate Womersley. Dr Robert Lustig trained at Cornell Medical School and is now a professor of pediatric endocrinology at University of California, San Francisco. He is the author of Fat Chance: The Bitter Truth

CLINIC: But Am I Normal?

‘Normal weight’ is a bloating target. The BMI of an average American is creeping upwards, one double cheeseburger at a time. An elusive aspiration which governs consumer habits and incites everyday angst, normality sets a standard from which a person’s

CLINIC: But Am I Normal?

‘Normal weight’ is a bloating target. The BMI of an average American is creeping upwards, one double cheeseburger at a time. An elusive aspiration which governs consumer habits and incites everyday angst, normality sets a standard from which a person’s

CONSULTATION: On Obesity

An interview with Chin Jou. By Kate Womersley. Chin is a lecturer in History of Science at Harvard University. This semester she is offering a course on The History and Politics of the American Obesity Epidemic, and her book, The United

CONSULTATION: On Obesity

An interview with Chin Jou. By Kate Womersley. Chin is a lecturer in History of Science at Harvard University. This semester she is offering a course on The History and Politics of the American Obesity Epidemic, and her book, The United

DIAGNOSIS: Big Food

by Cara Kiernan Fallon Colorful pints of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, bottles of Coca Cola, and loaves of bread tempt visitors from behind glass walls as they enter Yale University’s “Big Food” exhibit. After walking through the calorie-dense entrance,

DIAGNOSIS: Big Food

by Cara Kiernan Fallon Colorful pints of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, bottles of Coca Cola, and loaves of bread tempt visitors from behind glass walls as they enter Yale University’s “Big Food” exhibit. After walking through the calorie-dense entrance,

PRESCRIPTIONS: Fat Folios

By Lisa Haushofer Obesity is often thought to be a twenty-first century disease. Our “modern lifestyle,” so the theory goes, with its rich diet, lack of exercise, and sedentary occupations, has led to the spread of a fatal condition. How

PRESCRIPTIONS: Fat Folios

By Lisa Haushofer Obesity is often thought to be a twenty-first century disease. Our “modern lifestyle,” so the theory goes, with its rich diet, lack of exercise, and sedentary occupations, has led to the spread of a fatal condition. How

SPECIMEN: “Overweight”

Countway History of Medicine Collection Highlight: Video and Transcript: The Facts of Medicine 36: “Overweight”: “…One of the worst offenders are the sweets we take in the form of soft drinks or the carbohydrate we take in with our beer;

SPECIMEN: “Overweight”

Countway History of Medicine Collection Highlight: Video and Transcript: The Facts of Medicine 36: “Overweight”: “…One of the worst offenders are the sweets we take in the form of soft drinks or the carbohydrate we take in with our beer;