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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). Website.

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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: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
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
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 08:32
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2021 23:44

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