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I was not really interested in a book on weight loss, but I read and enjoyed Kolata's Ultimate Fitness, so when I saw this volume on the bookstore shelf, I bought it too. Read morePublished 1 month ago by A Lfquist
Really important information presented here. Kolata explains clearly, using research findings, not wishful thinking, exactly why the whole notion that being fat reflects a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sara G. B. Fishman
Diet not working (again)? Maybe it's time to get real and see what others have gone through and what has been learned about "eat less, move more."Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I thought this was a great piece of journalistic writing. With a Penn study comparing two diets as the background to her research, Kolata weaves in the history, science and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sylia Abadi
The best and most interesting book on weight loss I have ever read. I love this book and recommend it to everyone. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Truthful Reviews
An exceptional read for anyone wanting to understand the science and sociological foundations of obesity and weight in the United States. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Glenys Buckingham
I really enjoyed reading Gina Kolata's study on dieting. She really did her homework! Another point that I valued in this book was that it lacked sensationalism. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Patricia M.
A well researched and insightful book on obesity from every angle. This book has made me think about this topic in ways I've never imagined.Published 24 months ago by EGBoston
I enjoyed the book how it structured the information about the study along with myths we have heard along the way about dieting. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Natalie