Archive: Apr 2005

The Crusade Against Fat Will Lumber On

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…
Posted April 29, 2005 at 12:00 am

CDC: Credibility Down the Crapper?

“Relax. Grim estimates of how many millions of Americans have various diseases often are high and wild. And they’re all over the place, ”…
Posted April 28, 2005 at 12:00 am

Media Blitz on CDC

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…
Posted April 26, 2005 at 12:00 am

CDC: Save Our Statistics, They’re Sinking Fast

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…
Posted April 22, 2005 at 12:00 am

New Study Crushes CDC’s Obesity-Death Statistic

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…
Posted April 20, 2005 at 12:00 am

Physicians, Heal Thyselves

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…
Posted April 19, 2005 at 12:00 am

Post-PCRM Week: A Tale Of Two Photos

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…
Posted April 19, 2005 at 12:00 am

CCF To CDC: Stop Stonewalling

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…
Posted April 18, 2005 at 12:00 am

‘PCRM Week’: Happy Birthday To An Animal-Rights Icon

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…
Posted April 15, 2005 at 12:00 am

‘PCRM Week’: The AMA’s Admonishments Of PCRM

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…
Posted April 14, 2005 at 12:00 am