A bad one…

October 18, 2010

Many obese people see no need to lose weight

CHINA/NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A substantial proportion of obese people don’t think they’re too fat, new research shows.

Among more than 2,000 obese Dallas County residents surveyed in 2000-2002, 14 percent of African Americans and 11 percent of Hispanics — but just 2 percent of whites — believed that they needed to lose weight, Dr. Tiffany M. Powell of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and her colleagues found.

Who do I contact about an massive error in this story?  Your article reported the exact opposite of actual research finding

The second sentence should read, “Among more than 2000 obese Dallas County residents . . . just 2 percent of whites — did NOT believe they needed to lose weight.” Please advise.

Deb

Yikes. This was a bad one. We corrected: GBU Editor

Liang Yong, 30, who weighs about 500 pounds, reads a newspaper in a ward at a hospital in Chongqing municipality June 1, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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