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.
Update: We understand that Nancy Snyderman’s time is limited, after all the doctor gives such great advice that her own camera person gets Ebola while Nancy is running around Africa but she still has left this bogus scam snake oil salesman named Doctor Eric Braverman on the NBC News website:
Without an accurate measurement of body fat, the researchers say, millions of people don’t know they are at high risk for a number of obesity-related diseases.
“The fat is what causes heart disease, cancer, menstrual problems, depression, anxiety, and a host of medical problems,” said Dr. Eric Braverman, a professor at Weill Cornell Medical School and co-author of the study. “So if you want to save society from a lot of illnesses … you have to identify how much fat they have.”
The line above highlighted in bold is repeated by the faux Dr. Eric Braverman for every one of his fake scam cures, before the fat and bone scans he claimed his brain scans would cure the above maladies, in fact on the NBC nightly news report he listed the above maladies in the same exact order he lists them on his ads to Nancy faux doctor Snyderman.