Newsflash! Researches Are Human, Don’t Want to Believe Study That Contradicts Their Beliefs

We all love to read things that confirm our biases, which is why, a day after I made the statement that a little extra weight is good for your health (which I didn’t make up, but came from previous research), another study gets blasted all over the media that being a little fat reduces death rates a bit.

You can find this pretty much everywhere, but here’s a typical link.

Of the many stories on this, most follow the same structure:

1. Report the findings

2. Have researchers who have spent their life stating otherwise go to great lengths to trash the results.

3. Commenters on the story hurl insults at fat people and the research.

Sigh…this is all getting so tiresome. It’s so predictable, like watching the same episode of a TV show over and over. Continue reading “Newsflash! Researches Are Human, Don’t Want to Believe Study That Contradicts Their Beliefs”

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