Opinion: Examining friends’ role in obesityBOSTON — 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 the obese.
By: Ellen Goodman,