Governor Christie's Weight and How CNN Got It Terribly Wrong
Posted Feb 08 2013 12:20pm
Good for you, Guv!
In the course of its medical career, the Disease Management Care Blog has encountered a plethora of, um, let's refer to them as overnourished patients. When the DMCB broached the issue, it typically confirmed what the peer-reviewed literature has shown : a large majority already knew they were fat.
Predictably, the Governor, already aware of his girth, pushed back .
And who can blame him? While Mr. Christie obviously knows he's big, is in the public domain and hasn't been shy about discussing his size , he has a point. The lack of a doctor-patient relationship with Dr. Mariano means she doesn't have access to his full medical history. Mr. Christie argues that, despite his weight, he's still relatively healthy, which is very possible . As pointed out in the science-backed tweet above, the statistical likelihood - based on weight alone - that New Jersey's Chief Executive is going to die anytime soon is quite small.
While even White House physicians can be forgiven for their naivete, the DMCB thinks our national media should be more responsible. To those patients who watch CNN and rely on it for information about obesity, the DMCB suggests you may want to use your remote and punish news outlets when they descend into spectacles like this.