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Rethinking Thin : The New Science of Weight Loss---And the Myths and Realities of Dieting
by Gina Kolata


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A "New York Times Book Review "Editors' Choice
In this eye-opening report, "New York Times" science writer Gina Kolata shows that our society's obsession with dieting is less about keeping trim and staying healthy than about money, power, trends, and impossible ideals.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A "New York Times Book Review "Editors' Choice
In this eye-opening report, "New York Times" science writer Gina Kolata shows that our society's obsession with dieting is less about keeping trim and staying healthy than about money, power, trends, and impossible ideals. Kolata's account of four determined dieters in a study comparing the Atkins diet to a low-calorie one becomes a broad tale of science and society, of social mores and social sanctions, and of the place of diets in American society. Brimming with anecdote, scientific data, and common sense, "Rethinking Thin" offers a challenge to the conventional wisdom about diets and weight loss.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312427856
  • ISBN-10: 0312427859
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: April 2008
  • Page Count: 257
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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