Fat and proud feminists have been trying to convince themselves that being obese is perfectly fine, and that doctors imploring them to drop a few pounds for health reasons, for instance, are evil fat-shamers perpetuating the so-called fat stigma.
But this is all insane, of course. And a new study reported on by CNN (seemingly taking a break from their Antifa-friendly fake news) is a here to kill their buzz, or, more accurately, their sugar high.
"The idea that you can be overweight or obese yet healthy — if factors such as your blood sugar, blood pressure or cholesterol levels are normal — is a myth, according to a new study, and messaging around this should be changed," reports the network. "Carrying those extra pounds can increase risk of coronary heart disease by up to 28% even if your other results appear normal, further disproving the notion that people can be 'fat but fit.'"
An epidemiologist from Imperial College London's School of Public Health, Camille Lassale, was one of the lead researchers of the study. "We conclude that there is no such thing as being healthy obese," she stated. "You are at an increased risk of heart disease."
Shocking, I know.
Moreover, as reported by The Daily Wire earlier this month, Connecticut College psychology professor Joan Chrisler warned against doctors engaging in "medical fat shaming," which includes advising obese patients to lose weight.
This is nonsense.
The truth is, being overweight does increase serious health risks. This doesn't mean fat people should be picked on or ridiculed for their weight; that's deplorable. But it does mean that we should reject the myths of the fat movement and continue to promote healthy lifestyle choices and allow doctors to recommend weight loss without stigmatizing them as fat-shamers.