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A team of researchers from the CDC and the NIH recently published a bombshell study in JAMA attributing less than 26,000 deaths to obesity and overweight. The study stands in stark comparison to the CDC's original estimate, which was fifteen times higher.Experts across the country and around the world...
Many researchers who have examined the link between obesity and mortality have concluded that the presumed relationship is greatly exaggerated. The following statements appeared in peer-reviewed journals:
"Many longitudinal cohort studies reported no direct relationship between bodyweight and mortality; in others a negative relationship was observed." -- International Journal of Obesity...
The rhetoric surrounding the so-called "obesity epidemic" has itself reached epidemic proportions. At the center of the debate is a study conducted by a team of researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that led to the myth that obesity causes 400,000 deaths annually. In little more...
A recent study published in JAMA determined that overweight and obesity was responsible for 25,814 deaths in the United States in 2000. The study, conducted by a team of researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes...
One would be forgiven for thinking CDC stands for Center for Damage Control. Just a year after its widely-publicized and exceedingly controversial announcement that excess weight kills 400,000 Americans annually, the agency...

The Trial Sharks are Circling

(February 22nd, 2005)
A cabal of fat-cat trial lawyers are poised to launch an onslaught of frivolous lawsuits to cash in on our diet. From restaurants and food producers, to doctors, schools, and even parents, no target is too big or small for these sharks who...
At a press conference in March, 2004 Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson stood flanked by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Dr. Julie Gerberding, the Surgeon General, and other top health officials and said: "Americans need to understand that overweight and...
The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) has announced the winners of its 4th annual “Tarnished Halo” Awards. CCF awards these prizes to America’s most notorious animal-rights zealots, environmental scaremongers, celebrity busybodies, self-anointed “public interest” advocates, trial lawyers, and other food & beverage activists who claim to “know what’s best...
_____________________ (hereinafter referred to as "Trick-Or-Treater") agrees not to sue, harass, or trick ____________________ (hereinafter referred to as "Benefactor") for providing free, delicious Halloween treats.Trick-Or-Treater acknowledges and understands that no warranty, either expressed or implied, is made by Benefactor as to the nutritional content of the goody....
A cabal of fat-cat trial lawyers are poised to launch an onslaught of frivolous lawsuits to cash in on the debate over America's weight. From restaurants and food producers, to doctors, schools, and even parents, no target is too big or small for these...