In Episode 6, we discussed a growing movement among dietitians and other health practitioners called “Health at Every Size.” This approach is based on the belief that anyone can be healthy, regardless of their body type, size, or shape. Critics of this movement cite increased rates of chronic disease among those who are obese by BMI, but what does the science really show us? In today’s episode, we take a look at the science behind Health at Every Size.
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