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The Obesity Rights Debate

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As our nation's obesity rate continues to rise, a debate rages on: Are big people necessarily unhealthy and unfit? Should we be working toward greater acceptance and larger accomodations in public facilities? Or is obesity a health crisis that threatens our economy, so junk food should be taxed like tobacco and big people charged higher insurance rates?  A lively discussion with Linda Bacon, Ph.D. (author of Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight), Deane Waldman, MD MBA (author of Uproot U.S. Healthcare), best-selling author & obesity activist Julia Havey, Marilyn Wann (fat activist & author of Fat!So?), marketer Bill Shelton, and fitness instructor Dana Schuster.