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The Feces Thesis of Obesity

Obesity no longer ‘belongs’ to the endocrinologist, nor occupies the lofty patient-free realm of public health officials. It is now dripping sweat on the rheumatologist, making the ride on the subway that much more uncomfortable as it presses up against my body, a purveyor of frottage with chocolate frosting on its lips. Obesity is inflammation. Read More

Damned either way

So basically, obese people have the choice between a shorter maybe-painful life, or a longer forever-starving life? Erm... Why the heck would I want to live longer but in a constant state of starvation, without the support of the only thing that has ever reliably comforted me (food), and without any guarantee that I won't be in pain anyway (very much unlikely, considering the level of psychological stress I've been under since childhood)? I really don't think you have much of a case here, as far as people like me are concerned.

Also: the first paragraph of the article is an insight into your diseased mind that nobody needs to see. Frightful.

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Mark Borigini, M.D., is a board-certified rheumatologist who has devoted his career to treating illnesses that cause chronic pain and disability.


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