The science of obesity: what do we really know about what makes us fat? An essay by Gary Taubes

  title={The science of obesity: what do we really know about what makes us fat? An essay by Gary Taubes},
  author={Gary Taubes},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • G. Taubes
  • Published 16 April 2013
  • Philosophy
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
The history of obesity research is a history of two competing hypotheses. Gary Taubes argues that the wrong hypothesis won out and that it is this hypothesis, along with substandard science, that has exacerbated the obesity crisis and the related chronic diseases. If we are to make any progress, he says, we have to look again at what really makes us fat 

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