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A Heavyweight Battle Over CDC's Obesity Forecasts

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Science  06 May 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5723, pp. 770-771
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5723.770

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In the past year, scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have published conflicting estimates on obesity-associated deaths--the first three times greater than the second. The disagreement, some fear, is undermining the agency's health warnings.