Why We Get Fat

And What to Do about It

By Gary Taubes
(Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780307474254, 267pp.)

Publication Date: December 27, 2011

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Building upon his critical work in "Good Calories, Bad Calories" and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Gary Taubes revisits the urgent question of what's making us fat and how we can change.
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. 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.




About the Author
GARY TAUBES is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine and a contributing editor at "Technology Review". He has written about science, medicine, and health for "Science, Discover, the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Fortune, Forbes, and GQ". His articles have appeared in "The Best American Science Writing" three times. He has won three Science in Society Journalism Awards, given by the National Association of Science Writers-the only print journalist so recognized-as well as awards from the American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society. His book "Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion" was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. He was educated at Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia.

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