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Is it your fault that you are fat?


Friday, June 28, 2013

If you have ever judged anyone who is obese in your mind or if you have ever been judged by others for being obese please watch this 20 minute video. It is about a physician who is honest about his mistake and is now spending his life to change the message,
Dr. Peter Attia:


www.ted.com/talks/peter_
attia_what_if_we_re_wrong_
about_diabetes.html


Birgit
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EJOY-EVELYN 7/3/2013 12:50AM

    I like to think we have a personal responsibility to be life-long learners. In the process, may we maintain our humanity in that we also show empathy and compassion to those we strive to encourage and help.

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DOKEYOKEY 7/1/2013 1:14PM

    Also check this out: http://www.aeonmagazine.com/being-h
uman/david-berreby-obesity-era/

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DDOORN 7/1/2013 10:30AM

    Excellent video! Duly forwarded to many!

Don

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_RAMONA 6/28/2013 5:20PM

    Thanks for this, Birgit! I hope as many people as possible see this! I think I'll psot ti as a blog, too!

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NASFKAB 6/28/2013 5:00PM

  great commentary thanks for the link

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KANOE10 6/28/2013 12:40PM

    That was a great commentary. I think he is right..the metabolic insulin resistance syndrome can cause obesity. I was touched by his concern and his desire to study obesity and to help people. Thanks for sharing a great blog.

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DS9KIE 6/28/2013 8:27AM

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WOUBBIE 6/28/2013 8:11AM

    Thanks for posting this, I was looking forward to seeing the whole talk. He puts it so very very well.

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JSTETSER 6/28/2013 6:51AM

    The idea that obesity is a result of insulin resistance rather than the CAUSE is amazing. I have judged people who are obese in the past. Never again.

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JSTETSER 6/28/2013 6:39AM

    Good stuff.


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THE_SHAKESHAFT 6/28/2013 3:47AM

    Great blog!

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DOVESEYES 6/28/2013 3:19AM

    Amazing!!!

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HISTORYRUNNER 6/28/2013 2:19AM

    Fantastic presentation - a clearly delivered scientific challenge to prevailing wisdom about obesity - and the rarest of things - a humble and human coming to terms with "the hubris" (pride) of his time as a young doctor. That inspires me as a teacher to strive for the same humility of spirit and readiness to admit when I got it wrong and accept new, paradigm-changing ideas. Ironically that is harder than one might imagine among the highly educated. Too much ego and image on the line.

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