AOT #256: Gary Taubes Podcasts Why We Get Fat: And What To Do About It

February 28, 2011 by  
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Gary TaubesWhy We Get Fat: And What To Do About It

In his New York Times best seller, Good Calories, Bad Calories, Gary Taubes argued that our diet’s overemphasis on certain kinds of carbohydrates-not fats and not simply excess calories-has led directly to the obesity epidemic we face today. The result of thorough research, keen insight, and unassailable common sense, Good Calories, Bad Calories immediately stirred controversy and acclaim among academics, journalists, and writers alike. Michael Pollan heralded it as “a vitally important book, destined to change the way we think about food.” Taubes discusses his new book Why We Get Fat: And What To Do About It , which builds upon the critical work in the previous book and presents fresh evidence for his claim. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes’s arguments newly accessible to a wider audience.

($24.95) Knopf ISBN #978-0-307-27270-6. You can visit Gary Taubes’s official web site as well.

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