A new study of media coverage of studies of obesity has concluded that headlessness may be a contributor to excessive weight gain.
“We’ve read almost every study on obesity as reported in the media, and there is compelling evidence that many overweight people — and particularly morbidly obese people — are headless,” said Dr. O.R. Chard of the Center for the Study of Media-Reported Studies. “Whether this link is causal or merely correlational is as yet undetermined, but certainly merits further study.”
Dr. Chard cited evidence from numerous sources, including an Australian study of schoolchildren:
New U.K. government data showing a sharp rise in obesity in that country:
A report on 300 studies to be presented at the Obesity Society conference in New Orleans:
A new study on the relationship between obesity and the ability to float:
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