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About Nina Teicholz
The executive editor of "The Lancet" wrote, "this is a disquieting book about scientific incompetence, evangelical ambition, and ruthless silencing of dissent that has shaped our lives for decades...researchers, clinicians, and health policy advisors should read this provocative book. "A review in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition said, "This book should be read by every scientist...[and] every nutritional science professional." In the BMJ (British Medical Journal), the journal's former editor wrote, "Teicholz has done a remarkable job in analysing [the] weak science, strong personalities, vested interests, and political expediency" of nutrition science.
The Big Fat Surprise was named a 2014 *Best Book* by The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Mother Jones, and Library Journal. It was named one of the best Nutrition audiobooks of all time" by BookAuthority.
Teicholz's writing has also been published in The BMJ, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Independent, and The New Yorker, among others. In addition, Teicholz is the Executive Director of The Nutrition Coalition, a non-profit group that promotes evidence-based nutrition policy. She has testified before the Canadian Senate and U.S. Department of Agriculture about the need for reform of dietary guidelines.
Teicholz attended Yale and Stanford where she studied biology and majored in American Studies. She has a master's degree from Oxford University and served as associate director of the Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University.
A former vegetarian of 25+ years, from Berkeley, CA, Teicholz now lives in New York city with her husband and two sons.
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In The Big Fat Surprise, investigative journalist Nina Teicholz reveals the unthinkable: that everything we thought we knew about dietary fat is wrong. She documents how the low-fat nutrition advice of the past sixty years has amounted to a vast uncontrolled experiment on the entire population, with disastrous consequences for our health.
For decades, we have been told that the best possible diet involves cutting back on fat, especially saturated fat, and that if we are not getting healthier or thinner it must be because we are not trying hard enough. But what if the low-fat diet is itself the problem? What if the very foods we’ve been denying ourselves—the creamy cheeses, the sizzling steaks—are themselves the key to reversing the epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease?
In this captivating, vibrant, and convincing narrative, based on a nine-year-long investigation, Teicholz shows how the misinformation about saturated fats took hold in the scientific community and the public imagination, and how recent findings have overturned these beliefs. She explains why the Mediterranean Diet is not the healthiest, and how we might be replacing trans fats with something even worse. This startling history demonstrates how nutrition science has gotten it so wrong: how overzealous researchers, through a combination of ego, bias, and premature institutional consensus, have allowed dangerous misrepresentations to become dietary dogma.
With eye-opening scientific rigor, The Big Fat Surprise upends the conventional wisdom about all fats with the groundbreaking claim that more, not less, dietary fat—including saturated fat—is what leads to better health and wellness. Science shows that we have been needlessly avoiding meat, cheese, whole milk, and eggs for decades and that we can now, guilt-free, welcome these delicious foods back into our lives.
Por qué la ciencia se ha equivocado por décadas acerca de las grasas alimenticias y cómo podemos recuperar nuestra salud ¡comiendo más grasa!
Nina Teicholz demuestra cómo la dieta baja en grasa que la medicina nos ha recomendado es un experimento en la población entera con consecuencias desastrosas para nuestra salud.
Por décadas, nos han dicho que la mejor dieta del mundo está libre de grasas, ¿pero qué pasaría si una dieta baja en grasas fuera el verdadero problema? ¿Y si los alimentos que hemos estado evitando son la clave para revertir enfermedades que aquejan a nuestra sociedad?
Esta narración da un giro de 180 grados a la sabiduría convencional acerca de todas las grasas con una revolucionaria premisa: entre más grasa comamos -incluyendo la saturada- mejor será nuestra salud y bienestar.