Posts Tagged ‘weight misperception’

Too Few Kids Judged with Obesity? Not Really

April 28, 2019 — On what planet is this a problem? Yet again, we have people promoting that too few children are being judged with having obesity. In a review and meta-analysis for ECO 2019, Abrar Alshahrani describes the problem: Parents commonly describe their children in terms other than obese, such as big boned, thick, and solid. They demonstrated […]

Why Is Obesity a Hidden Disease? 

March 3, 2017 — How can it be that obesity is a hidden disease? In a 2009 study of patient records, Jun Ma and colleagues found that healthcare providers seldom diagnose obesity. Of patients with a BMI in the range of obesity, 70% do not receive a diagnosis. Misperceptions in Rural Patients In self reports, people consistently say that […]

Three Conclusions Disconnected from Data

August 5, 2014 — It’s pretty common to read headlines about obesity and nutrition studies that have nothing to do with what the studies actually showed. Sadly, we’re used to seeing this a lot. But more commonly than you would think, the conclusion in a study itself is disconnected from the study’s actual findings. Reader beware. Here are three recent unfortunate […]