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Thought Bullets
September 2006


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

A few months ago, Sylvia Moore, Director of the WWAMI Medical Education Program at the University of Wyoming, alerted me to an article from last year that did a masterful job of sorting out the two major approaches for addressing obesity. I’ve now read the article three different times and want to share with you some of the points I found to be the most insightful for me.

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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