Fat Politics

January 9, 2006

Dan Drezner discusses Fat Politics, by J. Eric Oliver, a book that I’m very interested to read. Here’s part of the description from Amazon.com:

In Fat Politics, Eric Oliver unearths the real story behind
America’s "obesity epidemic." Oliver shows how a handful of doctors,
government bureaucrats, and health researchers, with financial backing
from the drug and weight-loss industry, have campaigned to misclassify
more than sixty million Americans as "overweight," to inflate the
health risks of being fat, and to promote the idea that obesity is a
killer disease.

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