Weighing the Evidence of Common Beliefs in Obesity Research

@article{Casazza2015WeighingTE,
  title={Weighing the Evidence of Common Beliefs in Obesity Research},
  author={K. Casazza and Andrew W. Brown and A. Astrup and F. Bertz and Charles L. Baum and M. Brown and J. Dawson and N. Durant and G. Dutton and D. Fields and K. Fontaine and S. Heymsfield and D. Levitsky and T. Mehta and N. Menachemi and P. Newby and R. Pate and H. Raynor and B. Rolls and B. Sen and Daniel L. Smith and Diana M. Thomas and B. Wansink and D. Allison},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition},
  year={2015},
  volume={55},
  pages={2014 - 2053}
}
Obesity is a topic on which many views are strongly held in the absence of scientific evidence to support those views, and some views are strongly held despite evidence to contradict those views. We refer to the former as “presumptions” and the latter as “myths.” Here, we present nine myths and 10 presumptions surrounding the effects of rapid weight loss; setting realistic goals in weight loss therapy; stage of change or readiness to lose weight; physical education classes; breastfeeding; daily… Expand
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