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Why We Get Fat (Reprint) (Paperback) by Gary Taubes

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About the Book



Building upon this critical work in "Good Calories, Bad Calories" and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what's making people fat--and how they can change--in this exciting new book.



Book Synopsis



What's making us fat? And how can we change? Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, bestselling author Gary Taubes revisits these urgent questions.

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. 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 is an essential guide to nutrition and weight management.

Complete with an easy-to-follow diet. Featuring a new afterword with answers to frequently asked questions.

Don't miss Gary Taubes's latest book, The Case Against Sugar, available now.



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"Taubes stands the received wisdom about diet and exercise on its head."
--The New York Times

"Well-researched and thoughtful. . . . Taubes has done us a great service by bringing these issues to the table."
--The Boston Globe

"Compelling and convincing. . . . Taubes breaks it down for us from historical and, more importantly, scientific perspectives."
--Philadelphia Daily News

"Taubes's critique is so pointed and vociferous that reading him will change the way you look at calories, the food pyramid, and your daily diet."
--Men's Journal

"Taubes is a science journalist's science journalist, who researches topics to the point of obsession--actually, well beyond that point--and never dumbs things down for readers."
--Scientific American

"Important. . . . This excellent book, built on sound research and common sense, contains essential information."
--Tucson Citizen

"This brave, paradigm-shifting man uses logic and the primary literature to unhinge the nutritional mantra of the last eighty years."
--Choice

"Less dense and easier to read [than Good Calories, Bad Calories] but no less revelatory."
--The Oregonian

"An exhaustive investigation."
--The Daily Beast

"Backed by a persuasive amount of detail. . . . As an award-winning scientific journalist who spent the past decade rigorously tracking down and assimilating obesity research, he's uniquely qualified to understand and present the big picture of scientific opinions and results. Despite legions of researchers and billions of government dollars expended, Taubes is the one to painstakingly compile this information, assimilate it, and make it available to the public. . . . Taubes does the important and extraordinary work of pulling it all together for us."
--Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Clear and accessible . . . Taubes's conviction alone makes Why We Get Fat well worth considering."
--Bookpage

"[Taubes] is helping to reshape the conversation about what makes the American diet so fattening."
--Details

"Taubes is a relentless researcher."
--The Washington Post Book World

"[Taubes's] major conclusions are somewhat startling yet surprisingly convincing. . . . His writing reflects his passion for scientific truth."
--Chicago Sun-Times



About The Author



GARY TAUBES is cofounder and senior scientific advisor of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI). He's an award-winning science and health journalist, the author of Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories, and a former staff writer for Discover and correspondent for the journal Science. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and Esquire, and has been included in numerous Best of anthologies, including The Best of the Best American Science Writing (2010). He has received three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers. He is also the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. He lives in Oakland, California.

Dimensions (Overall): 7.94 Inches (H) x 5.18 Inches (W) x .93 Inches (D)
Weight: .63 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 267
Genre: Health + Wellness, Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Weight Loss, Nutrition, Health + Healing / Weight Control, Health + Healing / General, Diets
Publisher: Anchor Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Gary Taubes
Language: English
Street Date: October 16, 2019
TCIN: 13260494
UPC: 9780307474254
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-2608
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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