This short and punchy book dispels myths and tells the tough truths about our obesity epidemic. Does dieting work? (No.) Is exercise the answer? (No.) Can we change our genes? (Unfortunately not.) How about pills and surgery? (Sometimes, but we can't operate on everyone.) Why are the rich thinner than the poor? (You'll find out.) This small book draws on the latest research and twenty years of working with overweight patients to offer realism and policy solutions to one of our biggest problems. Toomath shows how our modern world is making us fat. And while governments and individuals keep trying things that science shows do not work - from dieting to education campaigns - she outlines what just might make a difference in ending the obesity epidemic. A thousand books will tell you how to get thin. It looks like they haven't worked. We just keep getting fatter. Fat Science - a small book about one of our biggest problems - can change that.
About the Author
Robyn Toomath is the Clinical Director of General Medicine at Auckland Hospital, former President of the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes, and founder of Fight the Obesity Epidemic.
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