Obesity myths paper made its mark last year in the NEJM

The paper analyzed articles published in the scientific and popular press to separate myths from evidence-supported facts when it comes to obesity.

The New England Journal of Medicine, the most widely read general medical periodical in the world, has taken a look back at the past year and published its Top Articles of 2013, with five Top 10 lists that represent the most popular content among NEJM physician-readers.

Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity, published in NEJM on Jan. 30, 2013, by an international team of researchers led by David Allison, Ph.D., associate dean for science in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, made three of the Top 10 lists.

The paper was the eighth-most-viewed, with 136,272 views; the third-most-emailed article, with 930 emailed; and the seventh-most-shared, with 2,079 shares. The paper analyzed articles published in the scientific and popular press to separate myths from evidence-supported facts when it comes to obesity.

Read more about Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity, and watch a video by David Allison, here.

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