Sandy from Junkfood Science reports on the latest study, virtually totally ignored by the media, that yet again challenges the orthodox "right message" about obesity.
As she observes, despite popular misunderstanding about the nature of science, science does not so much "prove" things as disprove them.
Anyone can concoct a "proof" of a favoured idea. Happens all the time. What sets genuine science apart from ideologies and superstitions is its ability to test favoured ideas and find them false.
She highlights two recent studies that found no increased risk of early death from being overweight, including for the now increasingly fashionable "belly fat" measure for being overweight.