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Saturday, 28 April 2018
Gary Taubes: the man who hated carbs before it was cool
How come we started to believe that fat was the enemy – and ended up consuming a ridiculous amount of sugar instead? And why did calories get the blame?
There’s probably nobody who can answer these questions better than Gary Taubes, who has dug deep into the topic.
"Science writer Gary Taubes has a knack for subverting conventional wisdom. Sixteen years ago, he published a ground-breaking feature article in The New York Times Magazine arguing that decades' worth of government-approved nutritional advice was flat-out wrong, ideologically motivated, and contributing to rising rates of obesity and diabetes. Traditional dieting guidance attacking fatty foods and praising carbohydrates, he wrote, was based on "a big fat lie."