Along with his other book, Why We Get Fat, this book should be required reading for everyone. It provides deep insight into the sugar industry and the powerful corporations behind it that have influenced dietary recommendations for decades. Taubes also provides overwhelming evidence that sugar is the ultimate cause of many diseases including heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. I think everyone in college should be required to attend a course on basics of nutrition, and I would make Taubes’ books part of the curriculum.
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