Obesity Down for Children, It Won’t Please Everyone

Today’s New York Times:


Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade


The data, reported in a major federal health survey, offered the first clear evidence that America’s children have turned a corner in the obesity epidemic, and came as a surprise to researchers.


Do you know why it surprised researchers? Because we have entire industries dedicated to reporting and trying to prove calamity, chaos, and conspiracy. We have too many people who only make news undermining society and creating fear. The researchers were surprised, probably as much as the Times staff, because they had hoped for worse news.

© Alan Weiss 2014

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