This book cancels the myth that 'Fat' equals 'Unhealthy'. It is an essential reading for anyone concerned with losing weight or dealing with eating related concerns. A provocative, wry expose of the science, culture and politics that feed America's self-defeating war on fat and perpetuates the false equation of thinness with health.
The Diet Myth began as a cover story in The New Republic, drawing one of the largest reader responses in that magazine's history. Like Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation,The Diet Myth is a real paradigm-busting read that challenges the conventional wisdom regarding the medical, political and cultural meaning of weight. Obesity is a major health crisis, according to our governments.
After years of scrutinising medical studies and interviewing leading doctors and scientists, Paul Campos is ready to lead the backlash against weight hysteria, proving that those extra pounds are not so bad for us after all. Paul Campos brings a rational new voice to America's weight debate.