Doctors and dietitians have been recommending a prudent low-fat diet for decades. Now there’s increasing evidence that a low-fat diet, which is necessarily a high-carb diet, may make weight control more difficult. Science writer Gary Taubes has sifted through the data and offers his views on why the usual calories in/calories out mantra is mistaken.
Guest: Gary Taubes is a science writer and author of Good Calories, Bad Calories (2007) and Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It (2011). He is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. His website is www.garytaubes.com/
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