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For many people, trying to lose excess fat is very difficult without help. Effective treatment is available when obesity affects health. (Shutterstock)

The obesity epidemic is fuelled by biology, not lack of willpower

Despite the prevalent view that people with large bodies should simply eat less and move more, it’s nearly impossible to fight our genetic heritage or other factors that are not within our control.
Ozempic, a semaglutide drug being used for weight loss, could impact how society sees fat people. (macrovector/Freepik)

Listen: Widespread use of Ozempic for weight loss could change how we view fatness

As the use of Ozempic, a drug for diabetes, slams into the mainstream as a weight-loss method, will the drug’s use impact our concept of fatness? And how does fatness intersect with race and class?
Researchers are working to tease apart how various alcohol types contribute to weight gain and disease risk. pixhook/E+ via Getty Images

Beer and spirits have more detrimental effects on the waistline and on cardiovascular disease risk than red or white wine

Research has been inconclusive on the degree to which drinking alcohol leads to the growth of harmful fat. But a new study suggests that beer and spirits are far bigger culprits than wine.
Political cartoons and memes have made it clear that if there’s something to agree about on all sides of the political spectrum, its that fat people are an easy target. (Shutterstock)

Mask or no mask: Stop using fat people in political cartoons

Fat people need to be empowered to critique the very groups so willing to instrumentalize their bodies for political gain.

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