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Religion of thin: Concordia professor examines America's obsession with weight

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By J. Shane Mercer

INFORUM

One passionate soul gushes, "I cannot explain the joy and happiness that I have experienced in the past year."

Another feels "so lucky to have a brand-new life, a second chance. The quality of my life has increased in immeasurable ways." Testimonies of the recently converted faithful at a revival meeting? Nope. They're quotes from the Web sites of weight loss programs.

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