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Jeremy Cherfas

My Christmas gift to you: Good sense and very little swearing from @one_angry_chef

For many people there is a need to see our world as broken and obesity is a highly visible expression of that desire.

But that's really incidental to the main thrust of the piece, a throat clearer, no more. What this really is about is the marvellous medical advances of the past few decades which, double-edged sword, have given so many more of us time to contract illnesses that medicine is still struggling with. Struggling, and winning. Winning slowly.