Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Why We Get Fat

This is a great lecture by Gary Taubes an American science writer. The movie is 72 minutes long but well worth it!

-Great video on diet in general
-An interesting point in the video: Eating less doesn't work with weight loss, neither does exercising more.
-Here are some good quotes form the lecture:
"Insulin is the only hormone that tells your body to retain fat." - Gary Taubes
"Fat is mobilized [from fat tissue] when insulin secretion diminishes." -American Medical Association council on foods and nutrition 1974

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