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

"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 arbit...

Full description

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Online Access: Full Text (via EBSCO)
Main Author: Campos, Paul F.
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Gotham Books, ©2004.
Table of Contents:
  • pt. 1. Fat science: Fat on trial
  • The world turned upside down.
  • pt. 2. Fat culture: Fear and loathing in Los Angeles
  • Lost in the supermarket
  • The king's two bodies
  • The bimbo culture
  • Weight problems
  • All the news that's print to fit
  • The endless debut
  • Chronic restrained living
  • The athlete within
  • Why do Americans diet?
  • The last 10 pounds
  • Life during wartime.
  • pt. 3. Fat politics: The feeding of the president
  • Feminist accused of unsightly weight gain
  • Anorexia nervosa and the spirit of capitalism
  • The last American diet.