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Why We Eat (Too Much) Reviews

Why We Eat (Too Much) by Dr Andrew Jenkinson

Why We Eat (Too Much)

The New Science of Appetite

Dr Andrew Jenkinson

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1 review

Imprint: Penguin Life
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 2 Jan 2020
ISBN: 9780241400524
3 stars out of 5
James McConnachie
5 Jan 2020

"while parts of this pugnacious book are highly controversial, and parts are surprising, it is also cool, clear and highly persuasive"

The short version of all this is “eat how we used to eat before we started getting obese”. Very sensible, and probably effective. There is a big problem, though. The underlying nutritional and metabolic science presented here is far from settled. The controversy around the diet-heart hypothesis still rages. The question of vegetable oils versus saturated fats — the old butter versus margarine debate — is still open. Jenkinson is too one-sided. And any book that claims to have all the answers is selling you a diet, after all, not science.