(2) Tom Naughton - Just about everything Morgan Spurlock said in his 2004 documentary Super Size Me is false. In 2009, health writer and filmmaker Tom Naughton produced an entertaining and educational rebuttal to Spurock's film, called Fathead. Following up on the work of writers like Taubes, Naughton interviewed a host of experts, sifted through the scientific literature, and shot the accepted dietary wisdom full of holes. Naughton maintains a popular blog and regularly gives lectures designed to educate the public about science.
(5) Eric Oliver - Arguably no political issue is more shrouded in myth than obesity. Few people have done more to refute the myths than political scientist and author of Fat Politics, Eric Oliver. Oliver began researching obesity in 1999, when he planned to write a book arguing that obesity would be the downfall of American society. As he got deeper into his research, Oliver found little evidence for that assertion. In recent years, he has regularly sparred with the food mullahs who attempt to legislate obesity out of existence based on shoddy science.
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