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The Big Fat Surprise

Simon & Schuster Publishing Company


Since the 1950s, a war has been waged in America against an accused dietary culprit: fat. Avoid fat, we were told, and you’ll live longer and healthier. However, as the investigative journalist Nina Teicholz discovered, there isn’t solid evidence of the benefits of a low-fat diet nor of the dangers of fat. In a new book, Teicholz reviews the science and history of the war on fat and Tuesday we're rebroadcasting a conversation about how America’s nutrition was derailed by a bunch of bad science. [Rebroadcast]

A conversation about Mia Love scheduled to air today, November 18, is currently being rescheduled. We hope you enjoy this rebroadcast interview with Nina Teicholz.

Nina Teicholz has written for GourmetThe New YorkerThe Economist, and The New York Times. Her new book is called The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet [Amazon|Indiebound].

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