June 3, 2014

IN THE ECONOMIST, a review of Nina Teicholz’s The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet. “There is increasing evidence that a bigger culprit is most likely insulin, a hormone; insulin levels rise when one eats carbohydrates. Yet even now, with more attention devoted to the dangers posed by sugar, saturated fat remains maligned. ‘It seems now that what sustains it,’ argues Ms Teicholz, ‘is not so much science as generations of bias and habit.’”