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Regulating Obesity?: Government, Society, and Questions of Health
Government, Society, and Questions of Health
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Regulating Obesity?: Government, Society, and Questions of Health explores the effectiveness of legal interventions aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles. In it, W.A. Bogart suggests that the government's emphasis on encouraging weight loss and preventing excess gain have largely failed to resolve obesity and have instead fueled prejudice against fat people. He suggests that a major challenge lies in shifting norms away from stigmatization of the obese and towards more
nutritious and healthy lifestyle habits in addition to the acceptance of bodies in all shapes and sizes.

Part of this challenge lies in the complex effects of law and its relationship with norms, including the unintended consequences of regulation. Regulating Obesity? begins by arguing for the protection of the overweight and obese from discrimination through human rights laws. It then examines three other areas of interventions—marketing, fiscal policy, and physical activity—and how these interventions operate within the context of "health equity." Professor Bogart evaluates the
effectiveness of legal regulation in addressing obesity and concludes that a healthier population is more important than a thinner population. Regulating Obesity? is the first book to engage in the comprehensive evaluation of this role for law and the implications of society's fascination with regulating
consumption.


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ISBN-13: 9780199379293
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP USA)
Publication date: January, 2014
Pages: 256

Subcategories: Eating Disorders, Public Health