Linda Bacon, PhD

inspiring a global transformation to a more just world,
where all bodies are valued,
respected,
and supported in compassionate self-care

11/12/17, Yale News, Unseen Cuts, by Daisy Massey

“Bacon’s methodology is, if anything, more data-based than current nutritional medicine. She is unsatisfied with the “common sense” approach to fat. While doing meta-analyses on previous studies and conducting her own research, she found that, once she controlled for health factors like diet, exercise and socioeconomic status, increased rates of disease almost or totally disappear. Studies have shown that obesity is instead correlated with higher survival rates amongst people with diseases including Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease and that “obese” senior citizens live longer than thin senior citizens. This currently unexplained phenomenon is called the “obesity paradox.””.

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