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3.0 out of 5 stars An Introduction, 16 Mar 2014
This review is from: Death by Food Pyramid (Hardcover)
I would recommend this as a good introductory book for anyone wanting to learn about nutrition. It debunks many of the myths we are told by public figures, and examines exactly what's wrong with the conventional advice; a.k.a. the Food Pyramid.
However, I was personally disappointed that the book didn't seem to be as detailed or as thorough as her blog. I felt that she left a few loose ends- (for instance, she disregarded sugar as a possible culprit in heart disease a bit too readily, based on one man's research. It wasn't clear if he looked at fructose specifically, or even how sugar affects insulin levels). I also felt the chapters explaining the terms used in nutritional studies were unnecessary; I would have rather read more about actual studies, or had more detailed information about nutrition. There were good points to the book of course, but all in all, I felt like this book was more like an introduction to her blog- (which I quite like)- rather than the other way around.
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Initial post: 30 Mar 2014 21:58:37 BDT
I would imagine that the answer is: target audience.

The number of people that complained about The Diet Delusion/Good Calories, Bad Calories shows that many people's eyeballs just roll up past a certain minimal level of complexity. Reaching those is no easy task, and I think Denise did a fantastic job.

If you need the detail, then her blog is obviously the place to go. It seems to me she given us the best of both worlds.
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