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Friday, December 21, 2007

The "science" of obesity

This commentary on Slashdot discusses a new book on obesity. The conclusion? That the medical community doesn't use science in their prescriptions for solving the obesity epidemic.
Taubes points out that the current medical orthodoxy — that consuming fat makes you fat and exercise makes you thin — has no basis in research. In fact, all the available research points in quite another, and more traditional, direction.
Check out the podcast from the CBC show Quirks and Quarks.

P.S. Today is clear-out-my-bookmarks day. There are a lot of articles I've been meaning to blog on...

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