TED Talks Daily
TED Talks Daily
Sep 14, 2021
The inaccurate link between body ideals and health | Nancy N. Chen
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Global obesity rates are on the rise, but body shaming campaigns are doing more harm than good, says medical anthropologist Nancy N. Chen. Reflecting on how the cultural histories of body ideals have changed over time, she offers a new way to view ourselves and our health by enhancing body diversity to close the gap between what's ideal and what's real.
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