June 29th, 2004

red panda eating bamboo

I [heart] Paul Campos

I asked a very prominent epidemiologist at the CDC [Centers for Disease Control] about the latest study that came out in March, claiming that 400,000 deaths a year are a result of poor diet and a lack of activity level. I asked her how accurate that number was, and off the record -- because she wants to keep her job -- she said, "I think it's pretty accurate with a margin of error plus or minus 400,000 deaths a year."

From an article by Paul Campos, the author of The Obesity Myth, on salon.com. You have to view an ad to see the article (one of today's ads is from the ACLU), or you could check out http://bugmenot.com to see if they have any registration info for Salon.