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The Case Against Sugar

Gary Taubes’ latest book The Case Against Sugar, was published over the festive season and, as promised in the last newsletter of 2016, here’s my take on it...

What if it’s all been a big fat lie?

On 7 July 2002, the New York Times published an article written by Taubes called “What if it’s all been a big fat lie?” For the first time, someone had pieced together a coherent story connecting Atkins with public health dietary advice and Ancel Keys with carbohydrates and insulin. It was to prove a ground-breaking moment in the way that many people thought about food and obesity.


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