Fat news through 3/9

I’m still playing with different names for this feature. See below, click, and enjoy!

January 2016: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics outlines its recommendations for the successful treatment of fat adults. While recognizing the bias that fat people face, the focus is still on weight loss rather than coping with or countering the bias.
http://www.andjrnl.org/article/S2212-2672(15)01636-6/fulltext

March 2016: Ragen Chastain supplies and explains her 11 reasons to focus on health not weight, while acknowledging that your health is nobody else’s business unless you ask for input.
http://en.paperblog.com/11-reasons-why-i-focus-on-health-and-not-weight-1426822

March 1, 2016: Peter Janiszewski, Ph.D. looks at recommendations that fat people lose 5-10% of their body weight in light of a 2010 study showing that intentional weight loss can increase risk of death from all causes.
http://blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea/2016/03/01/does-weight-loss-reduce-risk-of-early-mortality
http://www.nature.com/ijo/journal/v34/n6/abs/ijo201041a.html

March 3, 2016: Dana Schuster discusses how important it is to consider issues of privilege and intersectionality in how HAES and fat activism are applied to an individual.
http://healthateverysizeblog.org/2016/03/03/the-haes-files-committed-to-a-new-haes-view

March 4, 2016: See some of the photos from Ebony’s March 2016 issue featuring successful (and beautiful) plus-size black women who are featured in an article “The Curvy Confessionals”.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/norawhelan/ebony-magazine-plus-size-cover
http://www.ebony.com/style/cover-story-the-curvy-confessionals

March 5, 2016: A blogger describes in detail what flying-while-fat is like for many fat people, including the emotions and stress the fat traveler goes through even when nothing goes wrong.
https://medium.com/@thefatshadow/what-it-s-like-to-be-that-fat-person-sitting-next-to-you-on-the-plane-85006e263778

March 8, 2016: After questionable studies and amid unsupported claims, Orexigen’s obesity drug Contrave was approved by the FDA. A former FDA deputy commissioner wants patients being prescribed Contrave to receive materials stating the drug has no benefit for the heart despite Orexigen’s claims.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2016/03/08/former-fda-official-calls-for-tougher-restrictions-on-obesity-drug-contrave
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2499275

March 9, 2016: Researchers looking at weight-loss and the health benefits of adding mindful eating and stress management to a diet-exercise program find long-term improvements in metabolic health even though there was no substantial weight loss benefit.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/oby.21396/full
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/oby.21472/full

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