Gary Taubes is the best writer on nutrition science in the world. Anyone seeking to understand the role of sugar in our diets should read this book -- Ian Leslie, author * Curious * Like a terrier with a bone, [Taubes] won't let purveyors of this bankrupt diet paradigm get away with a bit of pragmatic sugar reduction tokenism... his clear and persuasive argument that obesity is a hormonal disorder, switched on by sugar, is one that urgently needs wider airing -- Joanna Blythman * Observer * Hard-hitting and important... you will find yourself looking at the packet of golden caster in your cupboard and the elderflower cordial in your fridge with new suspicion -- Bee Wilson * Sunday Times *
Gary Taubes is the co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative and the author of Why We Get Fat and The Diet Delusion. An award-winning science and health journalist, his writing has appeared in Discover, Science, the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, Nature and the British Journal of Medicine. He has received three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers and is the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. He lives in Oakland, California.