Gary Taubes isn’t a household name (unless you’re a big reader of Science or The New York Times Magazine). But this scientific journalist has done as much for the cause of understanding obesity and fats as the food journalist Michael Pollan has done for understanding our food and where it comes from.
If you want to understand the obesity epidemic, if you want to know why you or a loved one is overweight, if you want to know the truth about healthy fats and what they are, if you want to know the true cause of coronary heart disease, Gary Taubes has the answer.
He shouted it from the rooftops when he published his groundbreaking book Good Calories Bad Calories. And although the book weighs in at a whopping 640 pages of scientific research, he somehow managed to squeeze the gist of his research into the hour long video below.
The following talk was given last year at the OSU Medical Center. In it, Taubes convincingly busts the biggest myth related to fat that we’ve all had ingrained into our psyches: namely, that people are obese because they overeat or are too sedentary.
It’s simply not true.
Watch the video.
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