Today is a very special day ...
... no longer does the name Gary Taubes hold a position in the five most popular posts of all time here.
I think that's a good thing. His ill-conceived hypothesis that is unsupported by a plethora of solid scientific evidence is no longer a hot topic in the carb-wars on the internet. I see that as a good thing, because despite convincing some hedge fund guys to fund NuSI, it never was much of a hot topic in the real world.
My work here is done.
... Johnny Carson complaining that Carson had just seen PETER POPOF ... yes, PETER POPOF on TV.
15 years after after the takedown heard round the world, he's baaaack.
yeah, it never ends.
> no delusions that this won't be recycled many times over
That would be fine, IFF it loses several of its schmuckish schticks, like infinite calories, infinite fat, and done in ways that are supported by scientific consensus and balance and skepticism.
IOW, when Taubes & Jimmy have called it a day from promoting low carb extremism ; )
I think Yoni perhaps overestimated things a bit, but he hit the nail on the head here: http://www.weightymatters.ca/2013/08/i-predict-gary-taubes-nusis-first.html
Power of money?? That's all I can figure. Or perhaps they are hoping that no effect is seen and that will be the end of this nonsense.
Dr. Reitman returned to the NIDDK in early 2011 and will continue his long-standing interest in elucidating the mechanisms underlying energy homeostasis. The goal of this increased understanding is advancement in the treatment of diabetes and obesity. One focus is on using mouse models; particular interests include genetics and pharmacology, using mouse models to
understand metabolic rate regulation and body temperature regulation, and drug treatments for obesity. Examples of research topics include uncoupling, lipodystrophy, leptin, and BRS-3 (bombesin receptor subtype-3). Another interest is in using the NIH Clinical Center’s Metabolic Clinical Research Unit, with its state of the art clinical facilities including room calorimeters. It is desired that knowledge obtained from mouse experimentation will generate hypotheses to be followed up in the clinical setting, and similarly, that clinical observations will spur investigations using mouse models.
It is interesting that both Leibel's and Hall's (former?) partners in scientific crime (Hirsch and Chow) both have had pretty prominent articles in the NYT responding to the NuSI/Taubes nonsense and pretty much stating it's all about the calories.
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