WHO IS MORE DANGEROUS? OBESITY OR MEDICAL DISCOURSE ON OBESITY: A CDA OF DISCOURSE OF RESEARCH ARTICLES AND MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS
Keywords:Obesity, Discourse, Research, Journals, Associations
The study looked at the medical discourse surrounding obesity to investigate how research journal articles and obesity disease associations express suggestions for patients' diets. The study looked at how associations' recommendations modify speech in order to delete information, as well as how selection, generalization, and construction are used to manipulate discourse. For the critical discourse analysis of suggestions by research articles and associations, the researcher used Van Dijk's macrostructure model of discourse. For the analysis of data acquired from articles and other web publications, AntConc and Excel were employed. The study included a total of ten research publications and eight associations' recommendations. The study's findings revealed that associations engage in such behaviors due to a variety of constraints that prevent them from providing a complete discourse. In this way the discourse related to obesity disease is manipulated and health of patients is put on risk.