Have North Americans taken `fat phobia' too far?

Silversides, Ann
June 1999
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/15/99, Vol. 160 Issue 12, p1690
Academic Journal
Focuses on the announcement of health risks from obesity in the United States by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in the 1950s. A report by historian Roberta Seid during a 1999 Toronto conference on obesity; Lack of evidence by the company for its assertions of health risks; Ideal weights created by the company; Effects on US citizens; Other contributions to the fear of fat, including fashion industry; Comments from Seid.


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