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The Source: Body Shaming Counter Productive, Says New Book

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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?

Guest:

Susan Greenhalgh, author of "Fat-Talk Nation"

Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive