Why did weight become the scapegoat for health Issues?
- September 17, 2020
- Sabrina Strings, sociology, Goop, Sept. 17, 2020
A Q&A with Sabrina Strings, PhD … When Sabrina Strings, PhD, associate professor of
sociology at the University of California, Irvine examined current assumptions around
body fat, she found them to be overly simplistic and lacking in evidence. … In her
book, Fearing the Black Body, Strings shows how slavery and racism have shaped common
views of body fat and its health consequences. Her work underscores why it’s imperative
that poor health outcomes are traced to their structural and social roots and not
blamed on individual choices.
For the full story, please visit https://goop.com/wellness/health/body-fat-and-health-consequences/.