Is the weight hysteria in our culture valid, or is it created by groups with special interests, such as the pharmaceutical industry, researchers with vested interests, others in the diet industry? For your original post, respond to this question with your opinion. Cite scholarly literature to clearly provide support for your stance.
An APA formatted in-text citation and corresponding reference from a recent (within last 5 years) professional journal or website (NIH, CDC, etc.) are required in your initial discussion post. Blogs, magazines, and newspapers are NOT considered scholarly, professional sources.