Here is a discussion of obesity, a multifaceted and major problem.
Category Archives: Obesity
The media was announcing success at reducing child obesity not long ago, but we know that wasn’t true.
Many of us JunkScience folks are rejoicing to see another one bite the dust.
“Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Fred Tilton has notified Air Medical Examiners (AMEs) that they will soon be required to measure the body mass index (BMI) of all pilots and controllers during their medicals. Anyone with a BMI of 40 or more (up to 25 is normal)” … will have to be evaluated by a “board certified sleep specialist” to make sure they don’t suffer from sleep apnea and get enough rest.
– While the link between BMI and health issues is a lot more tenuous than the medical-industrial complex would like to believe, the correlation between being fat and suffering sleep apnea is pretty real. But whether the FAA should be getting involved in this level of control is another story, all together, Shirley.
The latest scare claims that exposure to DDT several generations ago is making people fatter today. The explanation sounds all “sciency” and impressive, but junkscience often does. Continue reading
Food nannies rocked — 40 years of federal obesity research fatally flawed, says study — JunkScience vindicated again!
“These results suggest that without valid population-level data, speculations regarding the role of energy intake in the rise in the prevalence of obesity are without empirical support.” Continue reading
Mirror, mirror on the wall. Continue reading