Friday, April 22, 2005

Lies, Damned Lies, and Fat Lies

Over at Tech Central Station, an excellent article by John Luik about obesity and health:
But in a study released this week by the CDC and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association ("Excess Deaths Associated with Underweight, Overweight, and Obesity"), the public health community has finally owned up to their massive fib by acknowledging that the number of deaths due to obesity in the US is closer to 26,000 not 400,000 as previously reported.
Read the whole thing. (Found via Instapundit.)

2 Comments:

At 9:54 PM , Blogger chaos said...

Wow, I knew it! I read somewhere a couple years ago that statistically, being short poses greater health risks than obesity. Didn't think much of it at the time, but with all the health hype that fat has gotten lately, I've been thinking more about it. Scary how deep fat phobia goes. Thank you for posting this article.

 
At 9:27 PM , Blogger lainb said...

There's still no doubt about it...our waistlines are spreading. rapidly! Being overweight still poses great health risks--diabetes, heart disease, stroke, etc. etc. etc. Our society(ies) are definitely becoming more sedentary, which is not a good thing.

 

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