Episode 42: Gary Taubes and the Case Against Sugar

Episode 42: Gary Taubes and the Case Against Sugar

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Gary Taubes is the author of The Case Against Sugar, Good Calories Bad Calories, Why We Get Fat, Bad Science, and Nobel Dreams. Gary’s work in nutrition explores the many mistakes we’ve made in nutrition science including the idea that fat causes heart disease and diabetes. Gary’s latest work, The Case Against Sugar, examines the role that sugar has played in the onset of death dealing disease and how many scientists worked to protect the sugar industry from the truth.

6:05 What drives Gary and what are his challenges?

21:00 How did we come to think fat is unhealthy?

27:05 The impact of sugar on public health

37:00 Does sugar enhance performance?

47:28 How did we get to this point?

54:15 Is sugar addictive?

57:45 Gary’s research methods

1hr 5 minutes: The role of insulin

1hr 12 minutes: Are calories important?

1hr 20 minutes: Is there a paradigm shift coming?

1hr 22 minutes: The VA system