Why We Get Fat And What to Do about It

ISBN-10: 0307949435
ISBN-13: 9780307949431
Edition: 2012
Authors: Gary Taubes
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Description: An eye-opening, myth-shattering examination of what makes us fat, from acclaimed science writer Gary Taubes.In hisNew York Timesbest seller,Good Calories, Bad Calories,Taubes argued that our diet’s overemphasis on certain kinds of  More...

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List price: $9.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.352
Language: English

An eye-opening, myth-shattering examination of what makes us fat, from acclaimed science writer Gary Taubes.In hisNew York Timesbest seller,Good Calories, Bad Calories,Taubes argued that our diet’s overemphasis on certain kinds of carbohydrates—notfats andnotsimply excess calories—has led directly to the obesity epidemic we face today. The result of thorough research, keen insight, and unassailable common sense,Good Calories, Bad Caloriesimmediately stirred controversy and acclaim among academics, journalists, and writers alike. Michael Pollan heralded it as “a vitally important book, destined to change the way we think about food.”Building upon this critical work inGood Calories, Bad Caloriesand presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what’s making us fat—and how we can change—in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical,Why We Get Fatmakes Taubes’s crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience.Taubes reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century, none more damaging or misguided than the “calories-in, calories-out” model of why we get fat, and the good science that has been ignored, especially regarding insulin’s regulation of our fat tissue. He also answers the most persistent questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we avoid?Packed with essential information and concluding with an easy-to-follow diet,Why We Get Fatis an invaluable key in our understanding of an international epidemic and a guide to what each of us can do about it.From the Hardcover edition.

Gary Taubes is a journalist and author whose books on controversial science include Nobel Dreams and Bad Science, a New York Times notable book of the year. He is the only journalist to have won the National Association of Science Writer's prestigious Science-in-Society award three times.

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