We applaud the clear effort to solicit several different independent expert perspectives – a strong point with this story.
A vague news release is a flimsy foundation for building a news story — and it shows.
By the end of the study reported on here, the “Head Start children were substantially less obese and overweight than the children in the comparison groups,” this story notes. But was it an apples-to-apples comparison?
This story reports on a very preliminary study in only 13 women. If you’re going to do this, you need to include many more caveats and limitations than were provided in this story.
The research reported on here isn’t strong enough to back up the story’s provocative claims.
A story that includes the line “Anyone remember fen-phen?” should be more circumspect about touting the benefits of a drug that has yet to be tested on a single person.