The Obesity Myth

The Obesity Myth

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An exploration of America's self-defeating war on obesity argues against the myth that falsely equates thinness with health and explains why dieting is bad for the health and how the media misinform the public.See, for example, Saguy and Riley, aquot;Fat Attack: Scientific and Political Debates over Obesityaquot; (forthcoming). ... Fora superb sociological analysis of various exaggerated and irrational fears in contemporary America, see Barry Glassner, The Culture ... The parallel argument in the war on fat is the absurd assertion that those who question any aspect of that war are claiming that aquot;obesity is completely benign.

Title:The Obesity Myth
Author: Paul F. Campos
Publisher:Penguin - 2004

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