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Today's show featured Dr. Elam discussing new research purporting to show heightened mortality risks for fat people, & an FDA committee's recent decision to lower the BMI criteria for bariatric (so-called "weight loss") surgery at the request of Lap-Band device manufacturer Allergan.

Music includes "Freedom" (Suchi Waters Benjamin), "Happy Being Fat" (Big Dee Irwin), "Fat Girl" (Creamy Goodness), "300 Pounds of Joy" (Howlin' Wolf) & "Suit Yourself" (Kate Campbell).

Books mentioned include Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss -- and the Myths and Realities of Dieting by Gina Kolata; Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight by Linda Bacon, Ph.D., Big Fat Lies: The Truth about Your Weight and Your Health by Glenn Gaesser, Ph.D.; Fat Politics by J. Eric Oliver, Ph.D. & The Obesity Myth by Paul Campos.

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