anhinga_anhinga (anhinga_anhinga) wrote,

Government numbers (they've done it again)

"a new calculation from the CDC [...] found people who are modestly overweight actually have a lower risk of death than those of normal weight."

  • "According to the new calculation, obesity ranks No. 7 instead of No. 2 among the nation's leading preventable causes of death."

  • "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that obesity accounts for 25,814 deaths a year in the United States. As recently as January, the CDC came up with an estimate 14 times higher: 365,000 deaths."

  • "The new study attributes 111,909 deaths to obesity, but then subtracts the benefits of being modestly overweight, and arrives at the 25,814 figure."
The state of our "science" makes me sick...
Tags: health studies, troubles with scientific establishment

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