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  • Brand: Anchor
  • UPC: 9780307474254
  • Item #: RANDO747425
  • Available Date: 12/27/2011
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WHY WE GET FAT

Summary

Clearly and concisely, Why We Get Fat corrects our understanding of calories, fat, carbohydrates, cholesterol, insulin resistance, metabolism, exercise, genetics, and the obesity epidemic. Complete with an easy-to-follow diet, this is an essential guide to nutrition and weight management, from New York Times bestselling author Gary Taubes.

Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes revisits the urgent question of what’s making us fat—and how we can change—in this exciting new book. He 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? Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes’s crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience.

About the Author

Gary Taubes is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine, and his writing has also appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and Esquire. His work has been included in The Best of the Best American Science Writing (2010), and he has received three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers, the only print journalist so recognized. He is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health.

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  • 20 photos and line drawings throughout
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • Health & Fitness \ Diet & Nutrition