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Mini-Rumination: Jesse’s Girls

According to a report last week in the Los Angeles Times, a study published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine found that a high level of physical activity will help prevent future obesity among white adolescent girls but will not have the same value for their African-American peers.

Does this mean we can soon expect an indignant Jesse Jackson to mount a national campaign against exercise?  Against the study’s authors?  Against white adolescent girls?  Against Richard Simmons?