NBC News should immediately apologize and fire their resident quack doctor Nancy Snyderman for disguising a phony study by a snake oil salesman who poses as a Doctor Eric Braverman, this guy creates a false non profit PATH organization whose sole purpose is to create misinformation designed to sell his 600 dollar bone scans. Ask yourself a simple journalism 101 question, how can a medical study be impartial when the results are used by the author of the study to sell his bone scans. This snake oil Dr. Braverman is constantly doing ads on conservative talk radio stations like WOR 710 am, right in between the phony income at home ads.
The so called Dr. Snyderman and Brian Williams acted as if this study was major news when it clearly was a biased attempt by a man that has the eyes of a psychotic used car salesman, it is a wonder how Dr. Braverman has a medical license and it is a further wonder how much the journalistic integrity of NBC Nightly News has fallen.
Another media snake oil shill, TIME magazine reported the bogus study as news:
In a study published in the journal PLoS One, lead author Dr. Eric Braverman, president of the nonprofit Path Foundation in New York City, which supports brain research, says that our current measure of obesity — body mass index, or BMI — significantly underestimates the number of people, especially women, who are obese.
Braverman and his co-author, Dr. Nirav Shah, New York State’s Commissioner of Health, studied 1,400 men and women, comparing their BMI measurement to their percentage of body fat, as measured by a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan. While BMI is a simple ratio of a person’s height and weight, the DEXA scan — which is normally used to measure bone density — can distinguish between bone, fat and muscle mass.
Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2012/04/03/americans-may-be-much-fatter-than-we-think-study-says/#ixzz1rR3H7Dib
A Princeton doctor whose license was suspended in July after he was accused of malpractice has continued to see patients, the State Attorney General’s office said yesterday. Dr. Eric Braverman has treated at least four patients in an inappropriate or unsafe manner, the Consumer Affairs Division said in an amended complaint filed as part of its civil suit against the doctor. Dr. Braverman promoted alternative medicine on a weekly radio show on WOR-AM until his contract was canceled in June. He said yesterday that he has treated patients only in New York, where his license was not suspended.