The body size and health debate / Christine L.B. Selby.

This book examines the often confusing information and misinformationthat exists on obesity and its connection to overall health, addressing the rate of obesity in the United States, questioning the appropriateness of BMI to gauge overall health and well-being, discussing controversies related to we...

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Bibliographic Details
Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Main Author: Selby, Christine L. B. (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017]
Series:Health and medical issues today.
Table of Contents:
  • The changing shape of the ideal body throughout modern history
  • Health and body mass index (BMI)
  • Rates of obesity and targeted prevention efforts
  • Consequences of how overweight and obese are treated and viewed by society
  • Health at every size
  • Body image and happiness : should we be focused on body shape and size?
  • Can overweight or obese bodies really be healthy?
  • Is personal choice a relevant argument for body size?
  • Applications of HAES.