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Gary Taubes on history, politics and flaws of contemporary nutrition science. Interview (part 1)

We are happy to present part 1 of our interview with Gary Taubes, an American award-winning journalist and bestselling science writer, the author of Nobel Dreams (1987), Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion (1993), Good Calories, Bad Calories (2007) and Why We Get Fat (2011).

Taubes studied applied physics at Harvard and aerospace engineering at Stanford (MS, 1978). In 1981 he received his Master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University and one year later joined Discover magazine as a staff reporter. Since then he has written numerous articles for Discover, Science, New York Times, Atlantic Monthly and other magazines. Taubes has won the Science in Society Award of the National Association of Science Writers three times and was awarded the MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellowship for 1996-97.  For more information on Gary Taubes visit his website.

While his original focus was on physics, Taubes' interests have more recently turned to medicine and nutrition. All his books deal with scientific controversies and bad science. His latest research questions much of the 40-year-old low-fat nutritional advice, which, he argues, is both wrong and unsupported by good science.

This article was published in a Polish magazine and I’m including it here to re-introduce you to the insight of Gary Taubes, who has become over the years a lightning rod for getting out the low carb high fat diet message.  He’s been at this for several years, but last year his message began to accelerate across the US and the world.

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