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Interview on Medscape, by Tricia Ward, "The Big Fat Surprise"

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Michael Brendan Dougherty, The Week, "The glorious return of the egg: Why Uncle Sam is a horrible nutritionist."

Put down that egg-white omelet. Whole eggs aren't going to give you a heart attack.

So says the government now, after 40 years of warning that eggs are killing you, and funding bad research to 'confirm' that they do, and employing experts to shout down nutritionists who say they don't.

Cosmopolitan UK, "Eat more fat. Yes, I said it"

As the fat vs sugar debate rumbles on Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise, explains why doctors have been wrong about our diets all along...

Daily Mail, UK, by Jerome Burne, "How butter and cheese can keep you slim - and even ward off diabetes: Saturated fat has long been demonised by doctors, but evidence now suggests it could be healthy"

Many of us still automatically pick up the skimmed milk rather than the full-fat in the supermarket, or choose low-fat spreads instead of butter. Such shopping habits are the result of decades of official advice to cut back on foods containing saturated fats because they clog our arteries and raise the risk of heart attack.

London Evening Standard, by Charlotte Ross, "Eat fat, get thin: the new diet rules"

When you join a new gym, you don’t expect to be sent home with a long list of fats to introduce into your diet. Neither is it normal to be given a workout plan that lasts for no longer than 15 minutes. Isn’t that just a warm-up? But that’s exactly what happened to me at The Library, a boutique gym in Notting Hill that specialises in superfast workouts and rapid results. The owner, Zana Morris, was confident I’d shift at least 5lb on her 12-day starter programme, a regime that involved gorging on ribeye steaks, whole avocados and great dollops of cream cheese plus lifting weights so heavy you’re almost sick with exertion.

Bryan Walsh,, "Ending the War on Fat"

Story lays out the arguments in The Big Fat Surprise--a major coup for changing the conversation about fat and saturated fat.


Matt Ridley, Times of London, "Experts Have Been Feeding Us a Big Fat Myth"

'A devastating new book.... shows that the low-fat craze was based on flimsy evidence. Nina Teicholz, an experienced journalist who spent eight years tracking down all the evidence for and against the advice to eat low-fat diets, finds that it was based on flimsy evidence, supported by an intolerant consensus backed by vested interests and amplified by a docile press.'

Chris Barron, Times Live, "Noakes diet has devotees but doctors, scientists and dieticians aren't so sure"

Noakes's guru is US investigative journalist Nina Teicholz. 'If you haven't read her book The Big Fat Surprise, you're clueless', he says.

Paul John Scott, Star Tribune, "Chocolate Milk in the Schools and Other Products of Expert Opinion"

Right before the end of the school year, it finally occurred to me to ask my fourth-grader if she ever drank chocolate milk at school. It turns out she did every day. Her whole table drinks it, she told me at the time — it’s one big chocolate-milk party over there. She’s a good kid and wants to please her parents, so I told her to please, sweet darling, knock it off. I have my doubts. We try to pack her lunch, but since it’s hard to stock small cartons of the whole milk she ravishes at home, we don’t have a lot of control over what she drinks in the cafeteria during the school year. Those options are squarely in the hands of the USDA.

Meredith Engel, New York Daily News, "Don't Fear Fat, Says Author of New Book, 'The Big Fat Surprise'"

Fat: friend or foe? Friend, says journalist Nina Teicholz, who spent about a decade working on her new book, 'The Big Fat Surprise.' In it, she claims that saturated fats --- commonly found in red meat, cheeses and other decadent foods --- have gotten a bad rep, and that our bodies suffer without their inclusion in our diet.

Margaret Wente, The Globe and Mail, "Never Mind Those Nutrition Nannies"

Science journalist Nina Teicholz is author of The Big Fat Surprise, a new book that explores the origin of the spurious link between saturated fat and ...



Elle, by Jane Black, "If the Low-Fat Diet Is a Lie, What the Hell Should We Eat?"

For decades the low-fat, high-carb diet was gospel. Now science is singing a very different tune. So what's a woman to believe?


The Kansas City Star, by Cindy Hoedel, "I love red meat, rich foods and science says it’s OK"

It was our first Sunday-at-sundown, coed gathering of the new year, following a three-week holiday break, and I had been eating appropriately indulgently for some time: juicy chuck roasts, pan-seared T-bones and salted butter troweled on thick slices of homemade bread.


Philadelphia Inquirer, by Melissa Dribben, "Nutritional experts say it's time to stop fearing fat"

At the start of the life-or-death competition in the Hunger Games series, the contestants are presented with a cornucopia teeming with tools for their survival. The protagonist, Katniss Everdeen, is warned to steer clear. As much as she needs the resources, charging into the stockpile will put her in the throes of a savage competition for dominance.

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