Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 September 2006

240 Pages | 4 maps, halftones & line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195313208

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Fat Politics

The Real Story behind America's Obesity Epidemic

J. Eric Oliver

In reviewing the scientific evidence, Oliver shows there is little proof that obesity causes so much disease and death or that losing weight is what makes people healthier. Our concern with obesity, he writes, is fueled more by social prejudice, bureaucratic politics, and industry profit than by scientific fact. Misinformation pushes millions of Americans towards dangerous surgeries, crash diets, and harmful diet drugs, while we ignore other, more real health problems.


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