The obesity myth : why America's obsession with weight is hazardous to your health / Paul Campos.

Author
Campos, Paul F. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Gotham Books, c2004.
Description
xxvi, 290 p. ; 22 cm.

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Summary note
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.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275) and indexes.
Contents
pt. 1. Fat science: Fat on trial -- The world turned upside down. -- pt. 2. Fat culture: Fear and loathing in Los Angeles -- Lost in the supermarket -- The king's two bodies -- The bimbo culture -- Weight problems -- All the news that's print to fit -- The endless debut -- Chronic restrained living -- The athlete within -- Why do Americans diet? -- The last 10 pounds -- Life during wartime. -- pt. 3. Fat politics: The feeding of the president -- Feminist accused of unsightly weight gain -- Anorexia nervosa and the spirit of capitalism -- The last American diet.
ISBN
  • 1592400663 (acid-free paper)
  • 9781592400669 (acid-free paper)
LCCN
2004047437
OCLC
54865195
RCP
C - S

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