Linda Bacon, PhD

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

6/26/18, Self, The Science on Weight and Health, by Sarah Jacoby

“In a review paper published in Nutrition Journal in 2011, Linda Bacon, Ph.D., a researcher specializing in physiology and nutrition, and author of Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight, argues that there are some deeply flawed assumptions inherent in the conventional, weight-focused approach to health and size.

To challenge these assumptions, Bacon cites the “obesity paradox.” This is a term used in research to describe patterns observed in the literature which suggest that, despite being correlated with an increased risk for developing certain diseases, obesity is also correlated with a reduced risk of dying from several of those conditions.”

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