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Thought Bullets
October 2006


Anti-obesity vs. Fat Acceptance - Weighing Both Sides, Part Two 

Thought bullets for this month conclude the insights from an article I summarized last month. The authors make a strong argument that the current national debate over obesity is as much about morality as it is about mortality. At the center of the debate (antiobesity vs. fat acceptance) lies the issue of whether or not people’s body weights are within their control.

Source: Saguy AC, Riley KW.  Weighing both sides: morality, mortality, and framing contests over obesity.  Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 30(5):869-921.

Compiled by Betty Holmes, MS, RD

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