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

Author: J Eric Oliver
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author challenges the claims that overweightness and obesity are directly connected to many diseases and deaths, and maintains that it is a conspiracy between some doctors, government bureaucrats, and health researchers who have a financial interest in promoting a scare tactic to the American people.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Eric Oliver
ISBN: 0195169360 9780195169362 0195313208 9780195313208
OCLC Number: 63549862
Description: xi, 228 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The eye of the beholder --
How obesity became an epidemic disease --
Why we hate fat people --
Fatness, sex and the free market --
Fat genes and the obesity blame game --
Food, fat, and health: super sized misperceptions --
Exercise, weight, and health --
Obesity policy: the fix is in --
Conclusion: unmaking the obesity epidemic.
Responsibility: J. Eric Oliver.

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Oliver examines the political forces that shape America's obesity "epidemic", arguing that our concern with obesity is based less in science and more in the financial interests of the health care  Read more...

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"In Fat Politics, Eric Oliver examines America's ongoing search for weapons of body mass destruction and reveals that the emperors of the current fat hysteria aren't wearing any clothes. This is an Read more...

 
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