Jennifer's Reviews > Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss--and the Myths and Realities of Dieting

Rethinking Thin by Gina Kolata
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Nov 17, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: adult-nf

Very readable and interesting look at the weight loss industry and some different perspectives on the science. this book is not about how to lose weight it is about how our body reacts to weight. There are some surprising things, like the science does not really support the common beliefs that being moderately overweight is a health risk in fact it might be the healthiest weight and also that losing weight does not always decrease blood pressure cholesterol etc. as much as common knowledge would have you think. There is also lots of interesting studies throughout the history of weight management in American culture. Written by the science writer for the NYT.

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Leslie That sounds really interesting - adding to my list!

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