The Scary Truth About America's Low-Carb Craze
Michael Greger, MD
Lantern Books, Flashpoint Series
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"Carbophobia! convincingly demonstrates why high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets such as the Atkins diet are harmful. Before eating the next cow, read this book."—William C. Roberts,, M.D., Director, Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute, Editor in Chief, The American Journal of Cardiology
Even though the fad is waning, the Atkins "A" is tenaciously holding on to its position on the shelves of supermarkets and health-food stores. Meanwhile, warnings from medical authorities continue to pour in. How have low-carb diet gurus managed to mislead millions of people onto a diet opposed by so many-including the American Dietetic Association, the American Medical Association, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, and the National Institutes of Health?
In the first book of its kind, Dr. Michael Greger draws together decades of research to decisively debunk the purported "science" behind the low-carb claims. Carbophobia!
documents just how ineffective the Atkins Diet and other low-carb plans have been in producing sustainable weight loss, and lists the known hazards inherent to the diet. This is not a case of academic “he said/she said.” It is a case of major food industry players choosing to ignore all the current evidence-based dietary recommendations to protect their financial interests no matter what the human cost.
|Michael Greger, MD, is Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. As an internationally recognized lecturer on public health issues, he has presented at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the Bird Flu Summit, among countless other symposia and institutions, and was invited as
an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous “meat defamation” trial. Dr. Greger
is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine. He is the author of Carbophobia and Bird Flu. Dr. Greger was named one of the "25 Most Fascinating Vegetarians" by Veg News magazine in its July+August 2007 issue.|
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