The Diet Myth: Why America’s Obsessions with Weight is Hazardous to Your Health

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A provocative exposΓ© of America’s self-defeating war on obesity challenges conventional wisdom regarding the cultural, medical, and political meaning of weight, arguing against the myth that falsely equates thinness with health and explaining why dieting is bad for the health, how the media misinform the public, and the link between racial and body-based prejudice. Originally published asΒ The Obesity Myth.