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An unexpected side effect of the childhood obesity epidemic hits below the belt

I thought I had heard every angle on the childhood obesity epidemic, but Monday’s piece from the New York Times’ “Wellness” blog was a new one for me. It seems the parents of overweight boys are increasingly concerned about their sons’ penis …

Manhattan socialite shames fat daughter, writes about it in ‘Vogue’

Dara-Lynn Weiss attracted national media attention by putting her obese 7-year-old daughter on a diet, writing about it in Vogue, and ultimately scoring a book deal. Her story is relevant in America, where 1 in 3 children are obese. There’s a nee…