The Crusade Against Fat Will Lumber On
(April 29th, 2005)
Will government bureaucrats and financially conflicted researchers ever stop hyping obesity? "Don't count on it," writes New York Times reporter Gina Kolata in a story titled "Study Aside, Fat-Fighting Industry Vows to Stick to Its Mission." Yes, excess weight causes just one-fifteenth...
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CDC: Credibility Down the Crapper?
(April 28th, 2005)
"Relax. Grim estimates of how many millions of Americans have various diseases often are high and wild. And they're all over the place, " writes Frank Greve in the Myrtle Beach Sun News. Greve continues:
Who's pushing the high numbers? Skeptical bio-statisticians blame drug...
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Media Blitz on CDC
(April 26th, 2005)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) rabid obesity agenda is coming under fire from far and wide. Much of the media firestorm came after the Center for Consumer Freedom ran full-page ads in the nation's top newspapers questioning the...
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CDC: Save Our Statistics, They’re Sinking Fast
(April 22nd, 2005)
For more than a year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has force-fed us a steady diet of myths about the dangers of obesity. In one case, CDC Director Julie Gerberding declared: "If you looked at any epidemic -- whether it's...
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New Study Crushes CDC’s Obesity-Death Statistic
(April 20th, 2005)
Being overweight is nowhere near as big a killer as the government thought, ranking No. 7 instead of No. 2 among the nation's leading preventable causes of death, according to a startling new calculation from the CDC ... The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated...
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Physicians, Heal Thyselves
(April 19th, 2005)
In this morning's Washington Times, the Center for Consumer Freedom takes the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) to task for opposing medical research that requires the use of animals, even though tens of millions of people wouldn't be alive without it....
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Post-PCRM Week: A Tale Of Two Photos
(April 19th, 2005)
Leading up to this past Saturday's black-tie gala for the 20th anniversary of the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), we spent a week documenting the PETA-affiliated group's ties to violent animal rights activists, its attacks on dairy foods, and admonishments from the...
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CCF To CDC: Stop Stonewalling
(April 18th, 2005)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still insists on using its deeply flawed study purportedly showing that obesity kills 400,000 Americans each year. And so the Center for Consumer Freedom must ask them again to set the record straight. The CDC should get the weight of its...
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‘PCRM Week’: Happy Birthday To An Animal-Rights Icon
(April 15th, 2005)
We conclude a week of examining the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) by wishing the PETA-affiliated group a Happy 20th Birthday. This morning's edition of The Express (The Washington Post's commuter edition) included our full-page message of congratulation. And we've also launched...
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‘PCRM Week’: The AMA’s Admonishments Of PCRM
(April 14th, 2005)
It was 50 years ago this week that newspaper headlines blared "Polio routed!" This weekend the PETA-affiliated Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) will celebrate an anniversary of its own: 20 years of opposing medical research that requires the use of animals, just read more here »