The Low-Carb Fraud

Version: Unabridged
Author: T. Colin Campbell Phd
Narrator: Don Hagen
Genres: Health & Fitness, Diet & Nutrition
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: February 2014
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours
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Overview

By now, the low-carb diet’s refrain is a familiar one: “Bread is bad for you. Fat doesn’t matter. Carbs are the real reason you can’t lose weight.”

The low-carb universe Dr. Atkins brought into being continues to expand. Low-carb diets, from South Beach to The Zone and beyond, are still the go-to method for weight loss for millions. These diets’ marketing may differ, but they all share two crucial components: the condemnation of “carbs” and an emphasis on meat and fat for calories. Even the latest diet trend, the Paleo diet, is—despite its increased focus on some whole foods—just another variation on the same carbohydrate fears.

In The Low-Carb Fraud, longtime leader in the nutritional science field T. Colin Campbell outlines where and how the low-carb proponents get it wrong: where the belief came from that carbohydrates are bad and why it persists despite all the evidence to the contrary. The foods we misleadingly refer to as “carbs” aren’t all created equal, and treating them that way has major consequences for our nutritional well-being.

If you’re considering a low-carb diet, read this book first. It will change the way you think about what you eat—and how you should be eating to lose weight and optimize your health, now and for the long term.

Reviews (1)

Written by Noel M on April 8th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

this is an awesome,in-depth study that is oftentimes overlooked,so called diet experts and the medical community itself should be in every one's library!

Author Details

Author Details

Campbell, T. Colin

T. Colin Campbell, PhD, is the project director of the China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and Health Project (the China Study), a 20-year study of nutrition and health. He is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of nutritional biochemistry at Cornell University. In more than 40 years of research he has received more than 70 grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding and authored more than 300 research papers. He lives in Ithaca, New York. Thomas M. Campbell II is an author and actor. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

Campbell Phd, T. Colin

Dr. T. Colin Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition research for more than forty years. His legacy, the China Project, is the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. He is a professor emeritus at Cornell University and is most well-known for coauthoring the bestselling book The China Study with his son, Thomas Campbell, MD. In addition to his long and outstanding career as an author, scientific researcher, and Cornell professor, he has been featured in several documentary films. He is the founder of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nu