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There is a public health crisis – it’s not fat on the body but fat in the mind and the fat of profits

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Susie Orbach
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Volume 35, Issue 1, pp. 67-69
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International Journal of Epidemiology
Publication Date: 
February 2006

The author of Fat is a Feminist Issue argues that the way obesity is being framed as a crisis or an epidemic is stigmatizing overweight people and adding dangerously to disordered eating, which is itself a serious public health emergency.

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Includes bibliographical references. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyi256

Body Weight

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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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The Source

Summarizes how overweight and obesity affect women by looking at sex, gender and diversity. Also critiques the BMI as an accurate measure of overweight and obesity.

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Whose voice carries the most weight? A critical examination of discourses surrounding the body mass index

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Jenn Anderson
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Michigan State University, Department of Communication

Examines how the BMI came to be our primary measurement of body weight, and how it has prevailed as a measurement for health risks, despite evidence that it may not be the best method.

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Includes bibliographical references. This article has been accepted for publication at Fat Studies: A Journal of Research.

Global database on body mass index

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World Health Organization

The global epidemic of overweight and obesity - "globesity" - is rapidly becoming a major public health problem in many parts of the world. Paradoxically coexisting with undernutrition in developing countries, the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity is associated with many diet-related chronic diseases including diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, stroke, hypertension and certain cancers.

This database provides both national and sub-national adult underweight, overweight and obesity prevalence rates by country, year of survey and gender. The information is presented interactively as maps, tables, graphs and downloadable documents. These can be accessed by clicking on the respective tabs above; then the data can be displayed after selecting the country, year and indicator 

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Fast facts: obesity and gender

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Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance

Includes statistics about obesity, sex and gender with reference to race and income.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Healthy Weight Network

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All women
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Private foundation
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English
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Health promotion
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Advocacy

Presents the views of Frances Berg, a proponent of and pioneer in the Health At Every Size (HAES) movement, a philosophy that advocates normal diet-free eating, active living, and a respectful and positive environment that promotes total health and well-being for people of all sizes. Provides critical links between research and practical application on weight and eating issues.

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701- 567-2646
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701-567-2602
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402 South 14th Street
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Hettinger
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ND
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58639
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USA
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