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OCT 14, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Taft Helped Usher In Modern Obesity Care: Report

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Way before Weight Watchers or "The Biggest Loser," a president known for his girth was helping to usher in a modern approach to treating obesity. Got a nagging doctor? The 27th president, William H. Taft did, way back in the early 1900s. A medical historian has analyzed letters between the two, complete with food diaries and daily weigh-ins surely recognizable to many of today's dieters. Have a problem with yo-yo dieting and weight gain? Yep, Taft did, too. Monday's report offers a rare peek at the history of obesity, through the experiences of one of the ... Read More

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