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What is it about fat people and zoos?

10 June 2017 9:00 am

‘Get ready for the stink,’ said Oscar as we walked up the concrete ramp to the entrance of the ape…

The men who made us fat

5 November 2016 9:00 am

‘Look at them, they’re all fat,’ he said. I’d slowed the car to allow four children to cross the zebra…

Stop lecturing fatties – it’s really not their fault

4 June 2016 9:00 am

I’ve noticed for some time now that thin people, genuinely slim ones, have a secret loathing of fatties. Kindly though…

In post-war Britain the sweet shop was pictured as a palace of delights, packed with delicious treats

Sweet seduction: how attitudes to sugar have come full circle through the ages

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Once it was taken as medicine and eating it was a mark of breeding. Now it is seen as a dangerously addictive drug full of nothing but empty calories. How did sugar go from desirable to demonised?

Snack attack: what’s really in your favourite treats?

20 February 2016 9:00 am

The contents of popular snacks may surprise you. Make sure you know what you’re putting in your body the next time you feel peckish...

Is sugar really worse for you... or is it a big fat lie?

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Sugar is worse for you than fat, scream the headlines. Professor David A Bender delves deep into the science to find out the truth...

Fat-shaming works. Why else would I heave myself up and down hills for hours every day?

5 December 2015 9:00 am

We have been contemplating moving to the North, for a variety of unassailable reasons. One is the chance to gloat…

The big fat myths of our ‘obesity epidemic’

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Obesity isn’t soaring, and it doesn’t strain the NHS

Spectator letters: England’s defining myth, and another forgotten genocide

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Enemies within Sir: I thought Matthew Parris was typically incisive in his last column, but perhaps not quite as much…

The big fat lie about cholesterol

21 June 2014 8:00 am

Though I’m not generally big on banning stuff, there’s one substance I would prohibit without a moment’s hesitation — probably on…

Why Weight Watchers doesn’t deserve taxpayers’ money

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Why slimming clubs don’t deserve public money

Melissa Kite: I can no longer find knickers small enough to fit me

23 November 2013 9:00 am

It’s becoming impossible to find knickers in my size