Dr. Diana Thomas of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Montclair State University was part of an international team of scientists who investigated myths, presumptions, and facts related to obesity. These results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine on January 30, 2013. A myth is defined as a belief that is widely held, yet scientific evidence has demonstrated otherwise. Similarily, a presumption is a widely held belief which is often acted on in policy, yet there is not yet sufficient scientific evidence to support the belief. The article was well covered by the media and the tri-state CBS evening news aired an interview with Dr. Thomas regarding the study results. The interview was aired by local stations around the nation.
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