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by 18635 · about 8 hours ago

I came across this quote at Peter Attia's site presented as the alternative hypothesis: "Obesity is a growth disorder just like any other growth disorder. Specifically, obesity is a disorder of excess fat accumulation. Fat accumulation is... (more)

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hackadoodle82 0 · January 08, 2013 at 4:13 PM

I will also say that I disagree, but because I have studied both sides. And while I won't get into everything, yes I think you should read GCBC AND I think you should pick up a good anatomy and physiology textbook. I don't think it's necessarily... (more)

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by 1670 · about 8 hours ago

Sorry, but for some reason I just can't figure this one out on my own so maybe you all can help! If fat doesn't make you fat, according to Taubes why is it that I feel we are constantly restricting intake of fats like nuts because according to... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · May 07, 2012 at 2:58 AM

Ultimately, calories do count. Nuts are dense in calories and (in my opinion) relatively easy to overeat. I personally think a big part of the issue is our easy access to shelled nuts where you can eat them by the handful too quickly/easily. If... (more)

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by 20353 · about 8 hours ago

What are the obesity hypotheses, who are the proponents/authors and optionally what are their best works on the subject? Which hypothesis/hypotheses do you subscribe to? Compiled version: Carbohydrate / Insulin Hypothesis - Gary Taubes Good... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · February 07, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Obesity System Influence via the UK's Tackling Obesities project. (more)

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by 520 · about 8 hours ago

Hi all, My most recent dive into paleo/primal began about a month ago, and it's going really well. This community has been a great source of info, resources, and laughs! But I don't want to ask a particular question about my particular... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · November 29, 2011 at 11:09 PM

Taubes believes that carbohydrates in the diet drive insulin levels up and this insulin causes fat to remain locked away in fat stores, thus leading to obesity. He is now suggesting that sugar/fructose have a role in creating the initial insulin... (more)

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by 24523 · about 9 hours ago

Have you been following the great carb debate? This debate has elicited excellent opinions from Stephan Guyenet, Peter at Hyperlipid, and Kurt Harris. In a nutshell, they discuss the "carbohydrate hypothesis of obesity", with respect to the... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · September 30, 2011 at 7:58 PM

I truly wish it were that simple for me. My diet before going ZC was essentially the same as it is now, except I had homemade salads and low carb vegetables. I was stuck at 50 lbs heavier than where I am now. I've always loved to cook and use... (more)

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by 2178 · about 9 hours ago

I read Robb Wolf's book several months ago and have been enveloping myself in internet paleo-ness since then. I'd like to dive into a new book, but I have limited time to devote to sitting still and reading. SO: Let's pretend you could read... (more)

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Vrimj 0 · September 15, 2011 at 8:07 PM

I would read the NYTimes article first and possibly instead, it being both shorter and free

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by 12174 · about 9 hours ago

http://www.garytaubes.com/2011/09/catching-up-on-lost-time-ancestral-health-symposium-food-reward-palatability-insulin-signaling-carbohydrates-kettles-pots-other-odds-ends-part-i/ Now for the punch line to my shaggy dog story ??? i.e. iconic... (more)

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Rose 0 · September 02, 2011 at 11:26 PM

I'll respond to the question posed in this thread's newly edited title: "Can Gary Taubes fix science? Does it need to be fixed?" Science -- or rather, the accumulation of knowledge we call "science" -- always needs critiquing. The idea that the... (more)

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by 20353 · about 9 hours ago

Did Taubes book have a positive change on your life? Is there anything you have had to tweak to fit your own style?

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CaveRat 0 · July 20, 2011 at 6:32 AM

There are a small number of books I can call "life changing", and in this decade Good Calories Bad Calories was that book for me. I think within a week I had gone from a crap diet to a (mostly) healthy and nourishing one. I think it was the right... (more)

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by 114 · about 9 hours ago

In GCBC, Taubes states that the only effective way to lose weight is to reduce carbs. He claims that exercise has minimal effects as a weight loss tool and has been shown to fail in controlled trials. However, I personally know plenty of people... (more)

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permiechickie 0 · June 19, 2011 at 1:30 AM

I think that Taubes is wrong in this respect, and that he takes this position just to fortify himself from the "calories in, calories out" crowd. Neither position is right - exercise doesn't just expend calories, and that's probably why exercise... (more)

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by 281 · about 9 hours ago

Just happened across this article from The Atlantic yeterday: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/04/are-grains-making-us-fat/237030/ The article deduces that grain consumption was quite a bit higher 100 years ago yet people were... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · April 09, 2011 at 7:02 PM

The first thing to notice, which I am surprised McArdle does not, is that her chart shows percentages from calories. If you click through to the (probably absurd and error-ridden) document from the USDA that she cites you can look at the absolute... (more)

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by 1048 · about 9 hours ago

My Question up for answer is based on the information below, is it correct to assume that Carbohydrates in a balanced diet do not significantly contribute to fat conversion and storage but instead wreak havoc on the homeostasis of the body... (more)

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No_more_ 0 · August 14, 2011 at 3:37 PM

I did a poster for a bio class on this: ???Research Most of the studies conducted in the past thirty years have found De Novo Lipogenesis (DNL, the making of fat from carbohydrates) to be a minor metabolic pathway. The work of Hellerstein... (more)

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by 260 · about 9 hours ago

Did you see Gary Taubes on Dr. Oz this week? Well, there is now a poll about who is right. I voted for Taubes (but then I base my opinions on empirical science so what do I know). It's neck and neck right now. You can add your two cents and... (more)

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oliverh 0 · March 11, 2011 at 10:51 AM

I think everyone on here is going to go with Taubes.

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by 39841 · about 9 hours ago

I just drank a pint of heavy whipping cream and will continue to do so every day this week and report back with my results. Apparently a pint has 1600 calories in it. For that many calories, I expected it to be a lot thicker. I'm sure it will... (more)

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pfw 0 · January 24, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Yeah, I did this once. A lot of people have done this in various forms. I gained about 20 pounds or so over the course of two months of dedicated overeating (zero carb over-eating, so I pounded hamburgers and heavy cream). You will have to keep... (more)

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by 897 · October 24, 2014 at 4:24 AM

The guy that made those paleo critique videos just released a bunch of video's about the first part of GCBC and the whole lipid hypothesis/diet heart/saturated fat. It's definitely worth a look to see both sides. Starts... (more)

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Mscott 0 · January 03, 2013 at 9:05 PM

I've been watching these a number of these videos. There's actually a lot of interesting information that I wish he could put into a readily accessible format so more people might be more inclined to see it (hours of him talking and giving sass to... (more)

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by 5232 · October 23, 2014 at 3:06 AM

I'm doing a paper on de novo lipogenesis at the moment. So far, everything I've found says this isn't a major pathway. The results pretty steadily are 9 grams of fat a day synthesized in over feeding studies. Taubes says that "perhaps 30 percents... (more)

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No_more_ 0 · December 08, 2010 at 7:40 AM

Found it. Or roughly it. Once they started tracking lipogenesis with isotope 2H20 for an extended period of time to account for the slow turn over rate of triglycerides (6 months), they found that DNL accounts for 20% of non-essential fatty acid... (more)

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by 161 · October 23, 2014 at 3:06 AM

Reviews are starting to come in on Amazon through their Vine program (as of 11/30/2010): all are 4 stars thus far. Has anyone gotten their hands on a copy? Also, one reviewer mentioned that Taubes recommends peanut oil. How can this be? (more)

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Felix 0 · December 01, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Also, one reviewer mentioned that Taubes recommends peanut oil. How can this be? Why should it not be? He's never been "the" proponent of a certain (paleo) diet and I trust he's got his reasons to recommend that oil. Just as Dr. Cordain has... (more)

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by 982 · October 22, 2014 at 3:38 AM

What other dietary/nutritional information and sources have you consumed to broaden your understanding and come to personal conclusions about your paleo diet choices? Have read ONLY Paleo information ? If not what are some of the primary... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · May 11, 2012 at 8:10 PM

"The Selfish Gene" by Richard Dawkins. "Biology" by Campbell and Reece "Primal Bluebeprint" by Mark Sisson "Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle" by Tom Venuto "The Human Diet" by Rene Endara "Muscle Chow" by Gregg Avedon "Catching Fire" by Richard... (more)

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by 161 · October 21, 2014 at 3:14 AM

He's probably referenced on this site more than any individual yet he's only had an online presence for 3 months! Should he tweet more @garytaubes? What should he tweet about? Create a Facebook page for himself instead of his book... (more)

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RG73 0 · March 29, 2011 at 3:30 PM

I wouldn't give him any advice. He's done fine for himself and he's doing what he wants. If he doesn't want a more of an online presence that just leaves the field open for someone else. Edited to add: Also, while Taubes certainly has a very... (more)

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by 2245 · October 20, 2014 at 3:07 AM

Any one else seen this article or read this book? It looks like a rehash/simplification of Gary Taubes but if it is getting out there in the mainstream (the Daily Mail of all places!!) then it must be a good thing,... (more)

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Eva 0 · November 08, 2010 at 3:32 AM

I wouldn't listen to the body TOO blindly. THe body is the same organism that makes you crave sweets, nicotine, etc. That is the same body craving that many nutritionists are using to say things like 'carbohydrates are needed to keep blood... (more)

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by 1716 · October 19, 2014 at 3:42 AM

So, I just saw A Mathematical Challenge to Obesity posted on Google News. It was written by Carson Chow, a mathematician for a division of the NIH. He argues, essentially, that it's calories in v. calories out concluding that "There???s no magic... (more)

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eddieosh 0 · May 15, 2012 at 3:14 AM

The Calories In / Calories Out (CICO) model is a silly reductionism and serves only to screw up any intelligent attempt to understand the complexity and beauty of the human body. We are not just incinerators, that would be a daft... (more)

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