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Should we classify obesity as a disease?

Atanasova, Dimitrinka (2016) Should we classify obesity as a disease? British Politics and Policy at LSE (08 Sep 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In light of the UK’s recent obesity strategy, as well as recent global developments on the topic, Dimitrinka Atanasova outlines some of the arguments for and against classifying obesity as a disease. She argues that, as it stands, it is wiser to stick with the status quo: see obesity as a contributor to chronic diseases.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 08:32
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2017 08:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71825

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