The Science of Fat: What We Don't Know Will Hurt You

December 19, 2014 3:00 PM

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The following is the introduction to the chapter "The Science of Fat" in the book Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences. Why we become fat and how we lose fat is of primary interest in our culture and our homes. What we don't know may surprise you. It is far more complex than even scientists currently know. This is just the beginning of an extensive interview with Dr. Emily J. Dhurandhar, a scientist and laboratory researcher of "obesity." A great deal more information is in the book and is still to be learned.

Dr. Emily J. Dhurandhar has a Ph.D. in human nutrition and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior at University of Alabama Birmingham as well as chair of The Obesity Society Advocacy Committee. Dr. Dhurandhar is interested in both obesity research and advocacy. With...

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