Myths, presumptions, and facts about obesity

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  • Krista Casazza
  • Kevin R Fontaine
  • Arne Astrup
  • Leann L Birch
  • Andrew W Brown
  • Michelle M Bohan Brown
  • Nefertiti Durant
  • Gareth Dutton
  • E Michael Foster
  • Steven B Heymsfield
  • Kerry McIver
  • Tapan Mehta
  • Nir Menachemi
  • P K Newby
  • Russell Pate
  • Barbara J Rolls
  • Bisakha Sen
  • Daniel L Smith
  • Diana M Thomas
  • David B Allison
Many beliefs about obesity persist in the absence of supporting scientific evidence (presumptions); some persist despite contradicting evidence (myths). The promulgation of unsupported beliefs may yield poorly informed policy decisions, inaccurate clinical and public health recommendations, and an unproductive allocation of research resources and may divert attention away from useful, evidence-based information.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)446-454
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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