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Can You Be Fat & Healthy? [news]

In a culture that fetishizes slimness, the idea of being fat and happy raises eyebrows. The idea of being fat and fit is nothing short of apostasy. With 30% of American adults considered obese and as many as 50 million of us on some sort of diet--usually unsuccessfully--at any one time, perhaps we ought to be asking ourselves whether we're going about things all wrong.
It's not the number on the scale or the size of your khakis that will kill you, after all; it's the elevated blood pressure and cholesterol and other nasty problems that come with moving to the relaxed-fit rack. If you eat well, work out regularly and walk away from your doctor's office with straight A's on your physical, what does it matter if you can't wriggle into slim-cut jeans?