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Fat politics : the real story behind America's obesity epidemic

Author: J Eric Oliver
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher description for Fat politics : the real story behind America's obesity epidemic / J. Eric Oliver. "Our government is telling us that obesity is a major health crisis, that sixty percent of Americans are "overweight," and that one in four is obese. But how true are these claims? In Fat Politics, Eric Oliver unearths the real story behind America's "obesity epidemic." Oliver shows how a handful of doctors,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Oliver, J. Eric, 1966-
Fat politics.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005012983
(OCoLC)60348894
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Eric Oliver
ISBN: 9780195347029 0195347021 142374666X 9781423746669 1280564482 9781280564482
OCLC Number: 62872320
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 228 pages) : illustrations
Contents: What is fat? --
How obesity became an epidemic disease --
Why we hate fat people --
Women, fat, and the sexual market --
Fat genes and the obesity blame game --
Food and weight gain: super sized misperceptions --
Sloth, capitalism, and the paradox of freedom --
Obesity policy: the fix is in --
Unmaking the obesity epidemic.
Responsibility: J. Eric Oliver.

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Presenting the story of America's obesity epidemic, this book examines the political forces that shape America's obesity 'epidemic'. It argues that the concern with obesity is based less in science  Read more...

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