Tomorrow some of us will get back to regular ID news, but it would be really hard to ignore this::
The big fat truth:
More and more studies show that being overweight does not always shorten life — but some public-health researchers would rather not talk about them.
Nature’s Virginia Hughes has tussled with the diet industry and lived to tell about it.
Skinny: Clinical obesity is—by definition—a problem. That is why it is called “clinical.” But the fact that you or somebody or somebody’s brother-in-law might be 15 lbs. more than the insurance company charts think they should be is not necessarily a medical or health problem.
Maybe the time, energy and money spent dealing with it could be better expended in some other enterprise We don’t know and just wonderin’ is all.