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'Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It' by Gary Taubes

The first book chosen for discussion is Gary Taubes’ new book:  

Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It. (2011).Taubes is a highly respected science journalist who is famous for his thorough research of the history of the issues, and his precise and accurate reporting of his research.

His educational background makes him exceptionally qualified to do this. He has a Physics degree from Harvard University; a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from Sanford University; and a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University. These are the top universities in those areas, and Stanford School of Engineering is known to be for "super-geniuses". 

The Titles below are links that lead to brief summaries and comments about Taubes' book which are intended to organize and direct a discussion by its readers.

Taubes - z - Appendix - Example of a Low-Carbohydrate diet
Taubes - Chapter 19 - Following Through
Taubes - Chapter 18 - Nature of a Healthy Diet
Taubes - Chapter 17 - Meat or Plants?
Taubes - Chapter 16 - History on the Fattening Carbohydrate
Taubes - Chapter 15 - Why Diets Succeed and Fail
Taubes - Chapter 14 - Injustice Collecting
Taubes - Chapter 13 - What We Can Do
Taubes - Chapter 12 - Why I Get Fat and You Don't (or Vice Versa)
Taubes - Chapter 11 - Primer on Regulation of Fat
Taubes - Chapter 10 - History of Lipophilia
Taubes - Chapter 09 - Laws of Adiposity
Taubes - Chapter 08 - Head Cases
Taubes - Chapter 07 - Thermodynamics for Dummies, Part 2
Taubes - Chapter 06 - Thermodynamics for Dummies, Part 1
Taubes - Chapter 05 - Why Me? Why There? Why Then?
Taubes - Chapter 04 - Twenty Calories a Day
Taubes - Chapter 03 - Elusive Benefits of Exercise
Taubes - Chapter 02 - Elusive Benefits of Undereating
Taubes - Chapter 01 - Why Were They Fat?
Taubes - az - Introduction: The Original Sin
Taubes - Author's Note
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