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Download × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Nicolas Rasmussen Metropolitan Life Insurance Company identified obesity as the leading cause of premature death in the United States in the s but it wasn't until that the public health and medical communities finally recognized it as America's Number One Health Problem The reason 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 s the crisis waned and official rates of true obesity were Fat in eBook #220 reduced despite the fact that Americans were growing no thinner What mid century factors and forces established obesity as a politically meaningful and culturally resonant problem in the first place And why did obesity fade from public and medical consciousness only a decade.
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Fat in the Fifties Free download ë 0 Á [Reading] ➺ Fat in the Fifties Author Nicolas Rasmussen – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk 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 Metropoli LaterBased on archival records of health leaders as well as medical and popular literature Fat in the Fifties is the first 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 from thyroid hormones to psychoanalysis and weight loss groups Rasmussen argues that the US government was driven by the new Cold War and the fear of atomic annihilation to heightened anxieties about national fitness Informed by the latest psychiatric thinking which diagnosed obesity as the result of oral fixation just like alcoholism health professionals promoted a form of weight loss group therapy modeled on Alcoho.
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Fat in the FiftiesLics Anonymous The intervention caught on like wildfire in s suburbia But the sense of crisis passed uickly partly due to cultural changes associated with the later s and partly due to scientific research some of it sponsored by the sugar industry emphasizing particular dietary fats rather than calorie intakeThrough this riveting history of the rise and fall 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 focus mainly on nagging individuals to change their lifestyle choices Fat in the Fifties is reuired reading for public health practitioners and researchers physicians historians of medicine and anyone concerned about weight and weight loss.