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Fat studies is an area of academic scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. The fat studies list contains academic works on this topic and books that seek to create social change around weight oppression. Books that promote of the goal of weight loss are on a different topic.
“ The evolved preference for sugary and fatty foods (a functional mechanism) may lead to obesity because of a mismatch with modern nutrition (a maladaptive outcome), which in turn increases the risk of heart failure (a harmful dysfunction). ”
“ As members of the same species, human beings broadly share notions and precepts of morality, of what is socially regarded as a proper conduct. But again, there is no reason to think that these notions and precepts should fully converge and cohere between different people and different communities, or even in the minds of the individuals themselves. ”
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