[Teicholz] has a gift for translating complex data into an engaging forensic narrative... [The Big Fat Surprise] is a lacerating indictment of Big Public Health ... More than a book about food and health or even hubris; it is a tragedy for our information age. From the very beginning, we had the statistical means to understand why things did not add up; we had a boatload of Cassandras, a chorus of warnings; but they were ignored, castigated, suppressed. We had our big fat villain, and we still do. Wall Street Journal / Solid, well-reported science ... Like a bloodhound, Teicholz tracks the process by which a hypothesis morphs into truth without the benefit of supporting data. --Kirkus
Ms Teicholz s book is a gripping read for anyone who has ever tried to eat healthily ... This is not an obvious page-turner. But it is ... The vilification of fat, argues Ms Teicholz, does not stand up to closer examination. She pokes holes in famous pieces of research the Framingham heart study, the Seven Countries study, the Los Angeles Veterans Trial, to name a few describing methodological problems or overlooked results, until the foundations of this nutritional advice look increasingly shaky. --The Economist
A striking study ... which may well change the way you eat. I, for one, won t ever hesitate to order a steak again. ERICA WAGNER, Financial Times / Someone ought to hand a copy of The Big Fat Surprise to the Department of Health. --KATE SPICER, Red
About the Author
Nina Teicholz has written for Gourmet Magazine, The New Yorker, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. She lives in New York with her husband and two sons.