THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING
Ellen Goodman

Obesity 'contagion'

By Ellen Goodman
Globe Columnist / August 3, 2007

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LET ME rise (from the breakfast table) in defense of Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler. The doctor and the political scientist were used to having a rather meager portion of academic attention. But now their cup and their inbox runneth over with charges of hate-mongering, size-ism, and fat discrimination. They've been held personally responsible for increasing the social ostracism of ... (Full article: 792 words)

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