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The Source: Body Shaming Counter Productive, Says New Book

The only people that benefit from the intense body shaming that obese people experience on a daily basis are multi-billion dollar companies that market workout plans, foods, and clothing to image-obsessed Americans every year, according to Harvard's Susan Greenhalgh in her new book "Fat-Talk Nation: The Human Costs of America's War on Fat."

The unfortunate fact is that the way we as a country talk about weight is often doing more harm then good. What are the effects of our war on fat? And, how should we talk about health?


Susan Greenhalgh, author of "Fat-Talk Nation"

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