Gary Taubes, Author at Curetalks

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Gary Taubes is an investigative science and health journalist and co-founder of the non-profit Nutrition Science Initiative ( He is the author of The Case Against Sugar (Knopf 2017), Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It (Knopf 2011) and Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control and Disease (Knopf, 2007), published as The Diet Delusion in the UK. Taubes began writing and reporting on science and medicine for Discover magazine in 1982. As a free-lance journalist, he’s written for The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Science, Nature, the British Medical Journal, and a host of other publications. Taubes is the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, and has won numerous other awards for his journalism. These include the International Health Reporting Award from the Pan American Health Organization and the National Association of Science Writers Science in Society Journalism Award, which he won in 1996, 1999 and 2001. (He was the first print journalist to win this award three times.) Since the mid-1980s, Taubes has focused his reporting on controversial science and, more recently, nutrition, obesity and public health policy. He is also the author of Nobel Dreams (Random House 1987), and Bad Science (Random House, 1993), a New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Awards. Taubes studied applied physics at Harvard as an undergraduate and has an M.S. degree in engineering from Stanford University (1978) and in journalism from Columbia University (1981).

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