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01/09/2012

Get Fit, For Your Corpse’s Sake

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Art Caplan reminds us in his column on MSNBC.com that its good to be skinny, whether dead or alive. The negative health consequences of obesity experienced during life linger on well into death, especially for those who want to donate their bodies to science. Does this create a moral obligation to shed pounds? Perhaps. If we want medical students to have cadavers and crash-test dummies.

To read more about Art’s position on the issue, click here.

Summer Johnson McGee, PhD

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