The Obesity Epidemic is an important book on a very important subject. There is not one person who lives in the majority of countries in the developed world who won't be affected by this epidemic. With some projections pointing at half of US adults being obese by 2030, the long-term impact of this epidemic may be greater than any other disease or public health concern. Addressing this epidemic will require multiple interventions, but a sure place to start is in nutrition. Zoe Harcombe's book is a "must read" for anyone with an interest in, or responsible for reversing the trends in overweight and obesity. While it may be a little deep for those at the beginning of their weight loss journey, it is perfect for anyone who thinks the answer to improving public health is simply eating less and exercising more.
As an obesity researcher, Harcombe couldn't be more committed to finding the answers to the obesity crisis. If there is any author who has poured over the science behind what makes us fat to provide credibility his or her message, Zoe is at the top of the list. Her new book would leave most nutritionists and supposed "weight loss experts" scratching their heads and reconsidering the advice they give their followers.
Harcome tackles one important topic after another. Her book is broken down into four major sections, which I'll briefly touch on below.