Size: Links to HAES and Related Resources

For general edification, here’s ALL THE HAES READING.  (Except I’ve surely overlooked something useful, so feel free to leave links/citations in the comments.)

Studies, articles, web resources, and a treebook bibliography are below the fold.  


American Heart Journal

American Journal of Managed Care

American Journal of Medicine

Annals of Internal Medicine

Critical Care Medicine


International Journal of Epidemiology

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Journal of the American College of Nutrition

Journal of the American Dietetic Association

Journal of the American Geriatrics Association






Obstetrics & Gynecology

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

  • Screening for Obesity in Adults  (“The USPSTF concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against the use of counseling of any intensity and behavioral interventions to promote sustained weight loss in overweight adults.”)

Articles and Study Commentary


Junkfood Science

Medical News Today

National Geographic

New York Times

Social Issues Research Center

The Center for Consumer Freedom

Resources (seriously, just read the whole things)

Fat as a Social Justice Issue



The Minnesota Starvation Experiment

Offline Resources

Gina Kolata, Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss – and the Myths and Realities of Dieting

Paul Campos, The Diet Myth: Why America’s Obsession With Weight is Hazardous to Your Health

Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby, Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Body

J. Eric Oliver, Fat Politics: The Real Story Behind America’s Obesity Epidemic 

Excerpts from Linda Bacon’s book on Health at Every Size are available online.


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5 Responses to Size: Links to HAES and Related Resources

  1. Dani Alexis says:

    Notes to self:

    JABFM (2012): Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Mortality in Overweight and Obese Individuals

    JAMA (1999): Relationship Between Low Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Mortality in Normal-Weight, Overweight, and Obese Men

  2. Dani Alexis says:

    More stuff:

    UCLA Newsroom: Dieting Does Not Work, UCLA Researchers Report

    The American Psychologist: Medicare’s Search for Effective Obesity Treatment: Diets Are Not the Answer

    Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise: How Effective Are Traditional Dietary and Exercise Interventions for Weight Loss?

    Annals of Internal Medicine (1992): Methods for Voluntary Weight Loss and Control

    American Dietetic Association (2006): Adolescent Dieting May Predict Obesity and Eating Disorders

    Pediatrics: Relation Between Dieting and Weight Change Among Preadolescents and Adolescents

    New England Journal of Medicine: Physical Activity, All-Cause Mortality, and Longevity of College Alumni

    Obesity (2008): The Stigma of Obesity: A Review and Update

  3. Dani Alexis says:

    “The damage done by dieting can no longer be totally ignored”:

  4. Dani Alexis says:

    (Fights urge to make a “food for thought” pun)

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