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Why we get fat and what to do about it, Gary Taubes

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Why we get fat and what to do about it
Title
Why we get fat and what to do about it
Statement of responsibility
Gary Taubes
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Language
eng
Summary
This work is an examination of what makes us fat. In his book Good Calories, Bad Calories, the author, an acclaimed science writer argues that certain kinds of carbohydrates, not fats and not simply excess calories, have led to our current obesity epidemic. Now he brings that message to a wider, nonscientific audience. With fresh evidence for his claim, this book makes his critical argument newly accessible. He reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century, none more damaging than the "calories-in, calories-out" model of why we get fat, the good science that has been ignored, especially regarding insulin's regulation of our fat tissue. He also answers key questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat or avoid? Concluding with an easy-to-follow diet, this book is one key to understanding an international epidemic and a guide to improving our own health
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DLC
Dewey number
613.25
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RM237.73
LC item number
.T39 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Why we get fat and what to do about it, Gary Taubes
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-246) and index
Contents
The original sin -- Biology, not Physics -- Why were they fat? -- The elusive benefits of undereating -- The elusive benefits of exercise -- The significance of twenty calories a day -- Why me? Why there? Why then? -- Thermodynamics for dummies, part 1 -- Thermodynamics for dummies, part 2 -- Head cases -- Adiposity 101 -- The laws of adiposity -- A historical digression on "lipophilia" -- A primer on the regulation of fat -- Why I get fat and you don't (or vice versa) -- What we can do -- Injustice collecting -- Why diets succeed and fail -- A historical digression on the fattening carbohydrate -- Meat or plants? -- The nature of a healthy diet -- Following through
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 257 p.
Isbn
9780307272706
Lccn
2010034248
Other physical details
ill.

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