New Sources in Weight Loss and Metabolic Health

Authors@Google: Gary Taubes

Gary Taubes spoke to Googlers in Mountain View on May 2, 2011 about his book Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It.

About the book:

An eye-opening, myth-shattering examination of what makes us fat, from acclaimed science writer Gary Taubes.

Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes revisits the urgent question of what’s making us fat and how we can change in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubess crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience.

Taubes reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century, none more damaging or misguided than the calories-in, calories-out model of why we get fat, and the good science that has been ignored, especially regarding insulins regulation of our fat tissue. He also answers the most persistent questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we avoid?

Packed with essential information and concluding with an easy-to-follow diet, Why We Get Fat is an invaluable key in our understanding of an international epidemic and a guide to what each of us can do about it.

Science and Low Carb / Paleo |
14 clinical studies suggesting that carbs contribute to adiposity and that a diet high in fat and low in carbohydrate diet is harmless.

The Cause of Obesity – YouTube
Robert Lustig, MD – I have been in correspondence with him and he notified me that he is publishing a book on the very topics in this thread sometime in the near future. This video is a short overview of the scientific discoveries he recently made which are changing the way hormones are considered for weight management. Dr. Lustig is considered one of the leading authorities and experts on both adiposity and contemporary endocrinology in the literature.

The Food Revolution – AHS 2011 – YouTube
Andreas Eenfeldt, MD – a popularizer and pioneer of low carb high fat diet in Sweden discusses the basics of the science and how a reinvestment in low carb high fat in Sweden is decreasing obesity rates.

Low Carb Explained – YouTube
Dr Mary Vernon, MD – an advocate for ketogenic diet, talks about the clinical implications of carb consumption and metabolic syndrome. She is a leading expert on obesity and diabetes and was a prior president of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians

Science for smart people |
Here’s a talk by Tom Naughton summarizing the fallacies of the low fat, high carb government/corporate marriage.

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