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Paul Campos

Paul Campos

Author, The Obesity Myth & Law Professor, University of Colorado

Paul Campos is a law professor, author and journalist currently on the faculty of the University of Colorado in Boulder. He is the author of The Obesity Myth: Why America’s Obsession With Weight is Hazardous to Your Health. Campos has published extensively on the current obesity debate regarding the extent to which weight management should be a subject of public health intermediation. His work on this subject has been featured in, among other publications, Scientific American, New Scientist, the The New York Times, The New Republic, and The Los Angeles Times.

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Campos argues for the concept of body liberation: the idea that a more inclusive idea of what constitutes a healthy and desirable body would do far more good than efforts to make Americans slimmer.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Everyone should support reasonable attempts to make it easier for all children to enjoy a healthy balance of foods and the pleasures and benefits of physical activity. Trying to do so by stigmatizing the bodies of one out of every three American kids is a horrible idea.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Paul Campos and Kelly Brownell, Los Angeles Times, September 17-21, 2007<br/><br/><br/><br/><br/>

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Paul Campos and Kelly Brownell, Los Angeles Times, September 17-21, 2007<br/><br/><br/><br/><br/>

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Paul Campos and Kelly Brownell, Los Angeles Times, September 17-21, 2007<br/><br/><br/><br/><br/>

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Paul Campos and Kelly Brownell, Los Angeles Times, September 17-21, 2007<br/><br/><br/><br/><br/>

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Paul Campos and Kelly Brownell, Los Angeles Times, September 17-21, 2007<br/><br/><br/><br/><br/>

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

McArdle interviews Paul Campos, author of The Obesity Myth, which argues that the health benefits of losing weight are largely imaginary; that we are using "health" to advance our class bias in favor of thin people, particularly thin women.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Do we demonise the obese purely on health grounds or is it a gut reaction based on prejudice?

Saturday, July 8, 2006

Heads were shaking across America when the celebrity chef revealed she had type 2 diabetes. Of course her rich Southern cooking was to blame! But Campos says there’s no evidence of that—and we should quit moralizing.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A controversial Georgia ad campaign that aims to reduce obesity in children warns them of all the problems they face by being overweight, but how is telling fat kids they’re fat going to help make them thin?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012