The Lancet

…has reviewed Nina Teichholz’s book:

Many readers will be incensed by this book. If you think saturated fats and cholesterol are bad for you, you’ll be incensed. If you think the fat story is exaggerated, you’ll be incensed. If you trust in the objectivity of science to inform health policy, you’ll be incensed. Stories of shocking scientific corruption and culpability by government agencies are all to be found in Nina Teicholz’s bestseller The Big Fat Surprise. This is a disquieting book about scientific incompetence, evangelical ambition, and ruthless silencing of dissent that has shaped our lives for decades.

Good for her.

7 comments on this post.
  1. John K Berntson:

    Leave it to Simon & Schuster. The ebook is over ten bucks at $13.99, which is more than the paperback. But readers aren’t their customers, apparently, book stores are. I’ll just have to read the cliff notes.

  2. FC:

    Here is the short version.

  3. Bart:

    But, but… The science was settled!!!

  4. MfK:

    You beat me to it, Bartman.

  5. Paul D.:

    She’s exposing the hallowed tradition of “eminence based medicine”.

  6. Laura Montgomery:

    I read this a couple years ago. It’s pretty much awesome. The book is clear to the lay person but very thoroughly researched. She shows convincingly how the anti-fat crowd failed to carry their burden of proof.

  7. Bill Hensley:

    Some interesting negative comments that also sound pretty credible. Here’s one.