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Tags: obesity

5/30/2017

Newsweek speculates about an ‘obesity cure,’ and doesn’t disclose important conflict of interest

1/24/2017

Philadelphia Inquirer reports clearly on obesity treatments but skimps on research details

5/16/2016

Higher BMI is healthier? NPR story makes well-documented ‘obesity paradox’ sound new

1/26/2016

New drug candidate yields “significant weight loss” — but what does that mean?

12/17/2015

Times overstates risks of planned vs. unplanned C-sections

11/8/2015

Have better diets “saved more than one million people from dying”?

8/21/2015

Should you track your fat with a whole-body scan? Many experts would say no, but WSJ coverage lacked a critical voice

8/3/2015

Solid reporting, but broader ethical/medical questions not addressed

5/6/2015

Over-emphasis on fructose obscures larger science-based message: too much of any sugar is bad for you

1/6/2015

New drug tricks metabolism into burning fat as if you’ve just finished a meal