Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It

Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It by Gary Taubes 0307272702 9780307272706
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An eye-opening, paradigm-shattering examination of what makes us fat. In theNew York Timesbest sellerGood Calories, Bad Calories,acclaimed science writer Gary Taubes argues that certain kinds of carbohydrates-not fats and not simply excess calories-have led to our current obesity epidemic. Now he brings that message to a wider, nonscientific audience in this exciting new book. Persuasively argued, straightforward, practical, and with fresh evidence for Taubesrsquo;s claim,Why We Get Fatmakes his critical argument newly accessible. Taubes reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century-none more damaging than the ldquo;calories-in, calories-out; model of why we get fat-and the good science that has been ignored, especially regarding insulins regulation of our fat tissue. He also answers key questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat or avoid? Concluding with an easy-to-follow diet,Why We Get Fatis an invaluable key to understanding an international epidemic and a guide to improving our own health. From the Hardcover edition.

Author: Gary Taubes

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 272

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 2010-12-28


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