SOCIOL 4G03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Eric Oliver, American Medical Association, Yehoshua Sagi

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Fat studies in health & medicine healthism. Obesity, health at every size by bombak (2014) Introducion to what"s wrong with fat? by saguy. Discuss healthism & the medicalizaion of everyday life. by crawford (1980) Discuss the construcion of health knowledge in middle-class families. by backet (1992) New york times aricle by paul campos (jan 2013) In 2010 cdc claimed 74% of men & 65% of women as obese or overweight. But, new study (meta-analysis) examined 3 million subjects from 12+ countries & found: All people categorized as overweight and most categorized as obese have. 6% decrease in mortality in overweight people. 5% decrease in mortality among obese people. American medical associaion recognized obesity as a disease. Help improve reimbursement for obesity drugs, surgery & counseling. Disagreement b/c bmi sill used to measure obesity. Obesity has no symptoms, it"s just a risk factor for other condiions. Medicalizes obesity, deines more people as obese.

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