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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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 'The big fat surprise', investigative journalist Nina Teicholz reveals the unthinkable: that 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Teicholz
ISBN: 9781925106213 1925106217
OCLC Number: 879328093
Description: pages
Contents: The fat paradox: good health on a high-fat diet --
Why we think saturated fat is unhealthy --
The low-fat diet is introduced to America --
The flawed science of saturated versus polyunsaturated fats --
The low-fat diet goes to Washington --
How women and children fare on a low-fat diet --
Selling the Mediterranean diet: what is the science? --
Exit saturated fats, enter trans fats --
Exit trans fats, enter something worse? --
Why saturated fat is good for you --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Nina Teicholz.

Abstract:

In 'The big fat surprise', investigative journalist Nina Teicholz reveals the unthinkable: that 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-year-long investigation, Teicholz shows how the misinformation about saturated fats took hold in the scientific community and the public imagination, and how recent findings have overturned these beliefs. She explains why the Mediterranean diet is not the healthiest, and how we might be replacing trans fats with something even worse. With eye-opening scientific rigour, 'The big fat surprise' makes the groundbreaking claim that more, not less, dietary fat -- including saturated fat -- is what leads to better health and wellness. Science shows that we have been needlessly avoiding meat, cheese, whole milk, and eggs for decades and that we can now, guilt-free, welcome these delicious foods back into our lives.

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