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Why We Get Fat

And What to Do About It

By Gary Taubes
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Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It by Gary Taubes

Why We Get Fat (2010) explains why certain types of carbohydrates are the main reason we get fat. The book not only shows why people gain weight, but why the topic is so controversial. It also talks about why some people get fat and others do not, the role genetic predispositions play in this process, and which foods we should all avoid. 

  • Anyone who wants to lose or maintain their weight
  • Anyone interested in finding out about the causes of being overweight

Gary Taubes (b. 1956) is an American science journalist. In his books, he discusses scientific controversies and offers his readers clear insights into complex subject areas. Most recently he has attracted attention for his critical view of the nutrition science establishment. 

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