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    DescriptionFor decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Taubes argues that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, like white flour, easily digested starches, and sugars, and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number. In this groundbreaking book, award-winning science writer Gary Taubes shows us that almost everything we believe about the nature of a healthy diet is wrong.

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    Good Calories, Bad Calories
    Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gary Taubes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 609
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400033461
    ISBN 10: 1400033462

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    LC classification: RM237.73 .T38 2008
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    Edition statement
    Three Rivers Press
    Imprint name
    Three Rivers Press
    Publication date
    23 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "A vitally important book, destined to change the way we think about food." --Michael Pollan, author of "In Defense of Food""Gary Taubes is a brave and bold science journalist who does not accept conventional wisdom." --"The New York Times""A very important book." --Dr. Andrew Weil "Brilliant and enlightening. . . . Taubes is a relentless researcher." --"The Washington Post""Easily the most important book on diet and health to be published in the past one hundred years. It is clear, fast-paced and exciting to read, rigorous, authoritative, and a beacon of hope for all those who struggle with problems of weight regulation and general health." --Richard Rhodes"A watershed. . . . Lucid and lively. . . . It could literally change the way you eat, the way you look and how long you live." --"Minneapolis Star Tribune""Taubes tackles the subject with the seriousness and scientific insight it deserves, building a devastating case against the low-fat, high-carb way of life endorsed by so many nutrition experts in recent years." --Barbara Ehrenreich