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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Review (not mine) of Why We Get Fat



A Diet Manifesto: Drop the Apple and Walk Away

.....A few things to understand at the outset: First, despite the happy fact that unlike many in this field, Mr. Taubes is not out to sell you anything (other than his book), it is still a manifesto. Thus, though it is bursting with data, a reader has no way of knowing whether other data has been overlooked or minimized to support the author’s points.
Second, the new book is not really a new book at all; it is a sort of CliffsNotes version of “Good Calories, Bad Calories,” a long, dense tome Mr. Taubes published in 2007. With the new, smaller and more focused version, Mr. Taubes openly admits he is aiming for a broader audience and bigger impact. Fair enough, although one does begin to wonder if a line of protein bars is not far behind.....
The highlighted statement kinda caught my eye ;-)

2 comments:

Fred Hahn said...

"Fair enough, although one does begin to wonder if a line of protein bars is not far behind....."

That's a cheap shot. This is not the way scientists talk about one another.

CarbSane said...

Lucky for the writer of that editorial, Taubes is not a scientist.

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