David Raubenheimer and Stephen Simpson reveal the answers to these questions in a gripping tale of evolutionary biology and nutritional science, based upon years of groundbreaking research. Their colorful scientific journey takes readers across the globe, from the foothills of Cape Town, to the deserts of Arizona, to a state-of-the-art research center in Sydney. Readers will encounter locusts, mice and even gorillas along the way as the scientists test their hypotheses on various members of the animal kingdom.
This epic scientific adventure culminates in a unifying theory of nutrition that has profound implications for our current epidemic of metabolic diseases and obesity. Raubenheimer and Simpson ultimately offer useful advice to understand the unwanted side effects of fad diets, gain control over one’s food environment, and see that delicious and healthy are integral parts of proper eating.
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About the Author
DAVID RAUBENHEIMER, PhD, is the Leonard P. Ullman Professor of Nutritional Ecology and Nutrition Theme Leader in the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney, where STEPHEN J. SIMPSON, PhD, is Professor and Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre. They live in Sydney, Australia.