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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.
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.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 1592400663 (acid-free paper)
  • 9781592400669 (acid-free paper)
LCCN:
2004047437
OCLC:
54865195
RCP:
C - S