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The Obesity Epidemic: Science, Morality and Ideology

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In a broad ranging review of current thinking on obesity, the authors criticise much of the existing research for being biased by ideological & moral assumptions.
Paperback, 218 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Routledge (first published February 8th 2004)
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Kevin Wohlmut
Mar 10, 2014 Kevin Wohlmut rated it it was amazing
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This book was rare and expensive but it's among the best money I have ever dropped on a nonfiction book.

I have spent years trying unsuccessfully to convince people that the obesity "problem" is a lot more complicated than simply choosing the right diet & forcing yourself to exercise. I have tried to convince self-professed experts that real people in everyday life experience far different results than are promised by everybody from doctors, insurers, personal gym trainers, and all the way o
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Vegetarian
Dec 19, 2010 Vegetarian rated it it was amazing
Each chapter is fascinating - great reading for commuters who don't like looking at people
Angela
Jul 28, 2012 Angela rated it really liked it
Impressive antidote to the current moral panic on 'obesity'. Shows how problematic claims around the 'science' of 'obesity' are, and how ideology informs the so-called scientific discourse.
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