Obesity Paper Has Diet Researchers Riled Up

Last month, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition ( AJCN) published a perspective piece that stirred up tensions in the worlds of epidemiology, physiology, and nutrition. Doctors and researchers argued on Twitter; commenters defended and derided related opinion pieces, and lay audiences read headlines such as, “Overeating isn’t the primary cause of obesity” and “Study finds primary cause of current obesity epidemic.”