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Why We Get Fat And What to Do about It

ISBN-10: 0307474259

ISBN-13: 9780307474254

Edition: 2012

Authors: Gary Taubes

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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

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.

Author's Note
Introduction: The Original Sin
Biology, Not Physics
Why Were They Fat?
The Elusive Benefits of Undereating
The Elusive Benefits of Exercise
The Significance of Twenty Calories a Day
Why Me? Why There? Why Then?
Thermodynamics for Dummies, Part 1
Thermodynamics for Dummies, Part 2
Head Cases
Adiposity 101
The Laws of Adiposity
A Historical Digression on "Lipophilia"
A Primer on the Regulation of Fat
Why I Get Fat and You Don't (or Vice Versa)
What We Can Do
Injustice Collecting
Why Diets Succeed and Fail
A Historical Digression on the Fattening Carbohydrate
Meat or Plants?
The Nature of a Healthy Diet
Following Through
Afterword to the Anchor Edition: Why Do We Get Fat Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix: The "No Sugar, No Starch" Diet
Acknowledgments
Sources
Illustration Credits
Index