Fardels of the Heart: Obesity and the Unbearable Heaviness of Being

  • Paul A. KomesaroffEmail author
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 997)


Health problems related to excessive weight or obesity have acquired major importance in modern Western societies. In Australia it is said that nearly two thirds of people are overweight and about one third are obese. A long list of health problems is attributed to or associated with excessive weight and the economic cost is said also to be great.


Excessive Weight Medical Discourse Public Health Campaign Convenience Food Obese Body 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineMonash UniversityVictoriaAustralia

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