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The big fat surprise : why meat, butter, and cheese belong in a healthy diet

Author: Nina Teicholz
Publisher: Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic. : Scribe Publications, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Big Fat Surprise, investigative journalist Nina Teicholz reveals the unthinkable: everything we thought we knew about dietary fat is wrong. For the past 60 years, we have been told that the best possible diet involves cutting back on fat, especially saturated fat. But what if the low-fat diet is itself the problem? What if the very foods we've been denying ourselves - the creamy cheeses, the sizzling steaks -  Read more...
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Teicholz, Nina.
Big Fat Surprise: why meat, butter, and cheese belong in a healthy diet.
Brunswick : Scribe Publications, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Teicholz
ISBN: 9781925113464 1925113469
OCLC Number: 879328058
Description: 1 online resource (728 pages)
Contents: About the Author; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; 1 The Fat Paradox: Good Health on a High-Fat Diet; 2 Why We Think Saturated Fat Is Unhealthy; 3 The Low-Fat Diet Is Introduced to America; 4 The Flawed Science of Saturated versus Polyunsaturated Fats; 5 The Low-Fat Diet Goes to Washington; 6 How Women and Children Fare on a Low-Fat Diet; 7 Selling the Mediterranean Diet: What Is the Science?; 8 Exit Saturated Fats, Enter Trans Fats; 9 Exit Trans Fats, Enter Something Worse?; 10 Why Saturated Fat Is Good for You; Conclusion; A Note on Meat and Ethics. AcknowledgmentsNotes; Notes (cont'd); Glossary; Bibliography; Permissions.
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In The Big Fat Surprise, investigative journalist Nina Teicholz reveals the unthinkable: everything we thought we knew about dietary fat is wrong. For the past 60 years, we have been told that the best possible diet involves cutting back on fat, especially saturated fat. But what if the low-fat diet is itself the problem? What if the very foods we've been denying ourselves - the creamy cheeses, the sizzling steaks - are the key to reversing the epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease? In this captivating, vibrant, and convincing narrative, based on a nine.

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