Good Calories, Bad Calories

Good Calories, Bad Calories

Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health

Book - 2008
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Not another diet book: After seven years of research in every science connected with the impact of nutrition on health, science writer Taubes shows that almost everything we believe about a healthy diet is wrong. We are taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more--yet we see unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Taubes argues persuasively that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, via their dramatic effect on insulin, and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number. He also argues that there is no compelling scientific evidence that saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease. Based on the evidence, he concludes that the only healthy way to remain lean is to eat fewer carbohydrates or to change the type of carbohydrates we eat.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2008, ©2007.
ISBN: 9781400033461
1400033462
Characteristics: xxv, 609 pages ;,24 cm.

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CuriousKarin
Mar 02, 2013

This is an oustanding summary of the existing science and research on the pitfalls and distortions of medical information available today when it comes to the "modern" diet and the problems it is causing. A good place to begin your research!

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