Bacon Cheesburgers for everyone!

New York Times science writer Gary Taubes has released his new book, titled “Good Calories, Bad Calories“.   Taubes thoroughly expands and sources the controversial 2002 thesis of his NYT published column “What if It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie?”  He seriously debunks the fat-is-bad nutrition orthodoxy, applies some social science to explain the orthodoxy, and also claims that the foods at the bottom of he USDA pyramid are the actual culprits in our national obesity epidemic.    NYT writer John Tierney profiles the book and the arguments here.

2 thoughts on “Bacon Cheesburgers for everyone!”

  1. Have you read the book yet? It’s on my list, but I probably won’t get to it for a month or so. The Big Fat Lie article was the tipping point, I think, in the rejection of the “Fat is Bad” school of thought. (But I’m still not gonna give up my carbs.) Tierney’s profile was great.

    And I really really want a bacon cheeseburger too.



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