[Fat in the Fifties] EBOOK/EPUB


Fat in the Fifties EBOOK/EPUB

Onymous The intervention caught on like wildfire in 1950s suburbia But the sense of crisis passed uickly partly due to cultural changes associated with the later 1960s and partly due to scientific research some of it sponsored by the sugar industry emphasizing particular dietary ats rather than calorie intakeThrough this riveting history of the rise and all of the obesity epidemic readers gain an understanding of how the American public health system ambitious strong and second to none at the end of the Second World War was constrained a decade later to ocus mainly on nagging individuals to change their lifestyle choices Fat in the Fifties is reuired reading or public health practitioners and researchers physicians historians of medicine and anyone concerned about weight and weight loss.

Summary ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Nicolas Rasmussen

Based on archival records of health leaders as well as medical and popular literature Fat in the Fifties is the irst book to reconstruct the prewar origins emergence and surprising disappearance of obesity as a major public health problem Author Nicolas Rasmussen explores the postwar shifts that drew attention to obesity as well as the varied approaches to its treatment What Would You Like? from thyroid hormones to psychoanalysis and weight loss groups Rasmussen argues that the US government was driven by the new Cold War and theear of atomic annihilation to heightened anxieties about national Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, fitness Informed by the latest psychiatric thinking which diagnosed obesity as the result of oralixation just like alcoholism health professionals promoted a orm of weight loss group therapy modeled on Alcoholics An.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company identified obesity as the leading cause of premature death in the United States in the 1930s but it wasn't until 1951 that the public health and medical communities inally recognized it as America's Number One Health Problem The reason Friend Foe for MetLife's interest They wanted their policyholders to live longer and continue paying their premiums Early postwar America responded to the obesity emergency but by the end of the 1960s the crisis waned and official rates of true obesity were reduced despite theact that Americans were growing no thinner What mid century The Longevity Diet factors andorces established obesity as a politically meaningful and culturally resonant problem in the Grassroots Innovation first place And why did obesityade rom public and medical consciousness only a decade later.

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