GARY TAUBES: PROSECUTING SUGAR

From: Gary Taubes: Prosecuting Sugar

“It took six years and countless reclusive hours for investigative science journalist and best-selling author Gary Taubes to finish his latest book: “The Case Against Sugar.”

He calls it “a prosecutor’s argument.” The work opens by examining whether sugar should be perceived as a food or a drug. Taubes is now fact-checking the book before publication.

The 59-year-old native New Yorker who today lives in Oakland, California, also penned the oft-cited “Good Calories, Bad Calories” and “Why We Get Fat.” He’s won the Science in Society Award of the National Association of Science Writers three times and was awarded an MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellowship for 1996-97.”

“If you tell them that 100 calories of sugar has a different effect on the human body than 100 calories of starch or 100 calories of fat, they treat you like you’re a quack.”

A great article, you can download the whole thing via PDF at: GARY TAUBES: PROSECUTING SUGAR (PDF Download)

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