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

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The obesity myth : why America's obsession with weight is hazardous to your health
Title
The obesity myth
Title remainder
why America's obsession with weight is hazardous to your health
Statement of responsibility
Paul Campos
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Is your weight hazardous to your health? According to public-health authorities, 65 percent of us are overweight. Every day, we are bombarded with dire warnings about America's "obesity epidemic." Close to half of the adult population is dieting, obsessed with achieving an arbitrary "ideal weight." Yet studies show that a moderately active larger person is likely to be far healthier (and to live longer) than someone who is thin but sedentary. And contrary to what the fifty-billion-dollar-per-year weight-loss industry would have us believe, medical science has not yet come up with a way to make people thin. After years spent scrutinizing medical studies and interviewing leading doctors, scientists, eating-disorder specialists, and psychiatrists, Professor Paul Campos is here to lead the backlash against weight hysteria -- and to show that we can safeguard our health without obsessing about the numbers on the scale. But The Obesity Myth is not just a compelling argument, grounded in the latest scientific research; it's also a provocative, wry expose of the culture that feeds our self-defeating war on fat. In this paradigm-busting read, Professor Campos challenges the conventional wisdom regarding the medical, political, and cultural meaning of weight and brings a rational and compelling new voice to America's increasingly irrational weight debate
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The obesity myth : why America's obsession with weight is hazardous to your health, Paul Campos
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 275) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part I
  • Fat Science
  • Part II
  • Fat Culture
  • Part III
  • Fat Politics
Control code
ocm54865195
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxvi, 290 pages
Isbn
9781592400669
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004047437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The obesity myth : why America's obsession with weight is hazardous to your health, Paul Campos
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 275) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part I
  • Fat Science
  • Part II
  • Fat Culture
  • Part III
  • Fat Politics
Control code
ocm54865195
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxvi, 290 pages
Isbn
9781592400669
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004047437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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