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Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease

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"Science" writer Taubes suggested in a "New York Times Magazine" article that the accepted wisdom regarding weight control is wrong. Now he deepens ... Show synopsis

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StanleyandStella

It's a Textbook

by StanleyandStella on Jan 18, 2009

A well-written book about food and nutrition worthy of a college classroom. It is difficult reading for an average person looking for diet advice. I found only one chapter pertinent to the average dieter. The remaining parts of the book are wonderful if you were scientifically researching food and how ... More

dkolb

improved my life

by dkolb on Jul 20, 2008

Both my wife and I found it helped us lose weight and control our life. Probably best to read the summary first. That will help you to understand many of the "medical, historical, and nutritional" chapters. Lots of material, as the author states, helped out by the advent of the internet. For me sometimes ... More

algaelady

A Very Significant Work

by algaelady on Mar 6, 2008

This is a masterful work by a talented and persevering soul. His dedication to getting the truth out concerning the role of saturated fats in the diet and in our health is more than commendable. It is heroic. Our culture is so permeated by the saturated-fat-is-bad paradigm, that to go against the ... More

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