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Letters from an obese president tell a familiar story of struggling with weight

Posted October 15, 2013, 3:32 pm Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications William Howard Taft was America’s heaviest president. He would have preferred being seen and remembered for something else, and took steps to lose weight. Taft’s story of weight loss and regain, described in today’s Annals of Internal Medicine, sounds completely familiar today, more than 100 years later. …

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