"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."