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Popular but weak on details

  • Aug 26, 2007
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Dr. Oz is great in his ability to deliver information in a fun and popular manner. Unfortunately this book is full of cute explanations that actually leaves people more confused than delivering the scientific facts. Worse though is some misinformation (Examples: page 136 has a list of blood test levels - the first TSH advises "less than 5" when it should be less than 2.2; Page 98 implies Sucralose, Aspartame and Saccharin are ok for you yet scares you away from the best choice of the list: Stevia).

Hopefully this book will help a lot of people improve their health. Unfortunately I can't recommend it as a good source of facts about nutrition (actually it may cause some harm by spreading false information). Don't trust medical doctors for information on nutrition. Do your own research.

The main message is great though: eat healthier and exercise, lose excess weight and you'll do wonders for your health.

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For the first time in our history, scientists are uncovering astounding medical evidence about dieting--and why so many of us struggle with our weight and the size of our waists. Now researchers are unraveling biological secrets about such things as why you crave chocolate or gorge at buffets or store so much fat.

Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz, America's most trusted doctor team and authors of the bestselling YOU series, are now translating this cutting-edge information to help you shave inches off your waist. They're going to do it by giving you the best weapon against fat: knowledge. By understanding how your body's fat-storing and fat-burning systems work, you're going to learn how to crack the code on true and lifelong waist management.

Roizen and Oz will invigorate you with equal parts information, motivation, and change-your-life action to show you how your brain, stomach, hormones, muscles, heart, genetics, and stress levels all interact biologically to determine if your body is the size of a baseball bat or of a baseball stadium. In YOU: On a Diet, Roizen and Oz will redefine what a healthy figure is, then take you through an under-the skin tour of the organs that influence your body's size and its health. You'll even be convinced that the key number to fixate on is not your weight, but your waist size, which best indicates the medical risks of storing too much fat.

Because the world has almost as many diet plans as it has e-mail spammers, you'd think...

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ISBN-10: 0743292545
ISBN-13: 978-0743292542
Author: Mehmet C. Oz
Genre: Health, Mind & Body
Publisher: Free Press
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