Originally Posted by fbgator27
I think we do agree philosophically. What compelled me to post was my view that we tend to sensationalize every piece of research that is reported on face value. Really we can summarize data to sound good for either side of the argument. True, research is more accessible than ever. With that we rely on others to interpret it for us which can be misleading.
I understand what you're saying. Although I'm inclined to believe that these particular studies should serve as a shovel to the head of anyone who's contributing to what I've come to regard as a manufactured moral panic. I do believe the research goes well beyond "you can use them to say that obesity is okay or you can use them to say that obesity is bad."