The Fleshiness Myth: Why United States’s Obsession with Weight Is Hazardous to Your Health. Gotham Books, New York, 2004. At a June 2, 2005, press conference, Dr. Julie Gerberding, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, apologized for the mixed messages the populace has been getting approximately the dangers of fleshiness. Acknowledging that flawed data in several CDC studies had exaggerated the risks of , Gerberding was responding in part to critics such as Saint Paul Campos. Campos rightly sounds the alarm over bad skill, and his volume The Myth (reissued in May 2005 as The Diet Myth) was prominently featured in a recent Scientific American cover clause.