Obesity is a health hazard but it should not be over-simplified or categorically demonized. It is a complex issue with exceptions to the general rule. Science supports trying to control weight in general but it doesn’t support forcing every individual into the same mold of an ideal BMI range of 20-25.
Science-Based Medicine » The Obesity Paradox
I’ve seen some pretty heated online discussion about how to deal with the “obesity epidemic.” I thought these 3 sentences were a pretty-level headed summation of a well-written article.