Men's Fitness Magazine is junk science

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Jjp, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. Jjp

    Jjp Guest

    So Men's Fitness has its "fattest cities" list out again, of course it's all over the news.

    This "study" by Men's Fitness is junk science. What's really sad is that other sources report it as
    if scientific fact.

    You know what operationalizations (ways to measure) obesity they used? Things such as number of
    pizza and ice cream joints, weather, and number of sporting goods stores. That tells us nothing
    about what the people actually look like.

    The CDC also did a study. It was much more scientific and looked at BMIs. I don't know why that one
    isn't reported more often.