Episode 18: 'Obesity': Unpacking 'risk' vs 'disease'
This episode delves into the definition(s) of 'disease' and 'risk factor' and how body size has come to be understood by various 'body size stakeholders'. At its core, the question is, is being fat the same as being sick? And can telling someone that they’re sick, even when they’re not, actually make them sick?
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Supporting materials (further reading, commentary and self-test quiz) and podcast link for Episodes 18 of the Unpacking Weight Science Podcast.
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