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In today's news, the U.S. surgeon general is brilliant and wonderful and may actually have a positive effect on the nation's health. Yay, Dr. Benjamin!

I would urge BFB readers and commentators - especially US citizens - to send the surgeon general letters in support of this position. It could make a lot of difference; this will be controversial, and we need to let the Surgeon General's Office know that Americans support this approach. A letter - especially one you wrote yourself - will make a bigger impression than an e-mail or a phone call. The address given on the website is:

Office of the Surgeon General

5600 Fishers Lane

Room 18-66

Rockville, MD 20857

Telephone: 301-443-4000

Fax: 301-443-3574

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vesta44's picture
October 5th, 2010 | Link | OMFG!!! She gets it, she

OMFG!!! She gets it, she really gets it. I'm gobsmacked.

WLS - Sorry, not my preferred way of dying. *glares at doctor recommending it*

Alyssa October 15th, 2010 | Link | Wow!

Wow! What a pleasant change this is for a national spokesperson, and a physician no less! Why wasn't this covered by any of the mainstream media? Let me answer my own question: Because it doesn't fuel fat hatred. The media prefer the fatphobia of Michelle Obama's "war against childhood obesity."

tgeller's picture
October 5th, 2010 | Link | I want to believe...

It's encouraging, but I'll believe it if she follows through. Will pressure force her to rescind that message as time goes by? I guess we'll see.

I want to believe....

chondros October 5th, 2010 | Link | That was great! I hope

That was great! I hope we'll see more of this.

nycivan's picture
October 5th, 2010 | Link | Naafa

Would it be to pie in the sky to hope to see her as a speaker at next year's Naafa convention?



DeeLeigh's picture
October 6th, 2010 | Link | Of course, people elsewhere

Of course, people elsewhere have pointed out that she still says obesity "causes" chronic disease, while actual causation (as opposed to correlation) isn't proven. But still, it could be an important change in policy.

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