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The Atlantic's Cover Story on the Obesity Epidemic: 'Fat Nation'

Politics editor Marc Ambinder wrote the The Atlantic's May cover story "Beating Obesity," a survey of the obesity epidemic in the US ("obesity is an almost inevitable consequence of living with our cultural norms"), agricultural policy, televised "fat porn" like The Biggest Loster, and Michelle Obama’s plan to fight childhood obesity. All the while chronicling his personal battle with his own weight (he elected to get bariatric surgery).

· Beating Obesity [The Atlantic]

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