167 – Gary Taubes: Bad science and challenging the conventional wisdom of obesity

Gary Taubes is an investigatory scientific research and health and wellness journalist and a very popular writer. In this podcast, Gary discusses just how he developed a healthy suspicion for science as he was transitioning from being a physics major to starting as a science reporter. He discusses how he was especially attracted to sussing out "pathologic scientific research," informing the tales behind his books on the exploration of the W as well as Z bosons and chilly fusion, highlighting the requirement for scientists to perform an extensive background evaluation. Gary then explains exactly how his work concerned concentrate on public health, nourishment, and also weight problems. He supplies an excellent historical summary of obesity study and gives his description for why the conventional wisdom today is wrong. We discuss: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:10 - Gary's background in science and also journalism, and establishing a healthy and balanced suspicion for scientific research; 00:08:27 - Gary's boxing experience, as well as the difficulty of appreciating behavioral risk; 00:18:55 - How Gary established his composing skills, and what the most effective science authors do well; 00:29:53 - Example of just how scientific research can go incorrect, and also the tale behind Gary's very first book, Nobel Dreams; 00:43:22 - Theoretical vs. experimental physicists: The important distinction and also the connection in between the 2; 00:48:52 - Pathological scientific research: research study polluted by subconscious predisposition or subjective impacts; 01:00:39 - Reflecting on the results of writing Nobel Dreams and the legacy of Carlo Rubbia; 01:05:39 - Scientific fraudulence: The tale of the cool blend experiments at Georgia Tech and the topic of Gary's publication, Bad Science; 01:24:45 - Problems with epidemiology, background of the scientific technique, and the conflict of public health scientific research; 01:46:51 - Gary's first foray right into the negative science of nutrition; 01:58:04 - Research linking insulin's function in excessive weight, as well as the story behind what resulted in Gary's book, Good Calories, Bad Calories; 02:10:00 - The background of excessive weight research study, dietary fat, and also fat metabolic rate; 02:21:47 - The advancing understanding of the function of fat metabolic process in weight problems and weight gain; 02:32:37 - Mutant computer mice experiments paving the way to completing concepts concerning obesity; 02:38:30 - How Gary considers the findings that do not support his different hypothesis concerning obesity; 02:45:19 - Challenges with resolving the weight problems and diabetes mellitus upsurges, palatability and ease of food, as well as various other theories; 02:57:30 - Challenging the power equilibrium theory, and the difficulty of doing great nourishment research studies; Show notes page: https://peterattiamd.com/garytaubes/ -------- About: The Peter Attia Drive is a weekly, ultra-deep-dive podcast concentrating on making best use of health, longevity, essential reasoning ... as well as a couple of other points. With over 30 million episodes downloaded, it features subjects consisting of fasting, ketosis, Alzheimer's condition, cancer, mental wellness, and a lot more. Peter is a physician concentrating on the applied scientific research of long life. His method offers extensively with dietary treatments, exercise physiology, rest physiology, psychological and also psychological health, and pharmacology to raise life-span (hold-up the start of chronic illness), while at the same time improving healthspan (lifestyle). Discover much more: https://peterattiamd.com Register for receive exclusive subscriber-only material: https://peterattiamd.com/subscribe Subscribe to get Peter's email e-newsletter: https://peterattiamd.com/newsletter Link with Peter on: Facebook: http://bit.ly/PeterAttiaMDFB Twitter: http://bit.ly/PeterAttiaMDTW Instagram: http://bit.ly/PeterAttiaMDIG Sign up for The Drive: Apple Podcast: http://bit.ly/TheDriveApplePodcasts Overcast: http://bit.ly/TheDriveOvercast Spotify: http://bit.ly/TheDriveSpotify Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/TheDriveGoogle

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