Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only once a year. Herman Taller, MD, of New York, author of the best-selling book Calories Don’t Count, was indicted March 11 by a federal grand jury primarily on charges of. Calories Don’t Count has 1 rating and 1 review. Brandon said: This is an old diet book from the 60’s that was cited by Gary Taubes, the author.

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Taller already knew that blood cholesterol was bad and that you had to eat the right kinds of fat. Jerry Melcher marked it as to-read Jul 01, Just type the number – do not spell it out Hi!

Calories Don’t Count

The reason his diet works is cockamamie. First Page Preview View Large. Published by Heinneman. Get free access to newly published articles Create a personal account or sign in to: Despite this, the book sold more than two million copies. Privacy Policy Terms of Use.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Contrary to the book’s basic premise, weight reduction calorie the reduction of caloric intake. Retrieved from ” https: Please consider following us by clicking below.

I hate it that these books have such awful names. The omission is a purely mechanical error; the text is complete.

We appreciate you sharing our content on social media. The FDA charged that the book, which cited a specific source of safflower oil capsules in the first printings, existed solely to promote the sales of safflower oil capsules.


In obese people, the author claims, with a high fat and low carb diet the body actually burns more calories than it takes in, leading to weight loss. This is the Atkins diet calorids today there are many experts Dr.

The main component of the diet is polyunsaturated fats; corn oil and sunflower oil are also suggested as good sources.

One of its main purposes was to promote the sale of a commercial product in which Dr. Sorena Herring marked it as to-read Sep 26, So obviously he shouldn’t have marketed both the book and the pills together.

It’s a shame that this might have hurt the reputation of his ideas, though. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He recommended a diet for obese persons consisting principally of unsaturated fats and told readers where to. Instead of converting them to energy, carbon dioxide and water, it converts some of them only to the substance called pyruvic acid.

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Calories Don’t Count by Hermann Taller

Safflower capsules were recommended in the weightreducing scheme presented by Taller. The author was a doctor he died in according to Wikipedia trained in obstetrics and gynecology; so he spends a good amount of time focusing on the health consequences of obesity and also on the claim backed up still today by the American Heart Association that while unsaturated fats are either healthy or neutral for the body, saturated fats can kill you.


Sean marked it as to-read Mar 20, Purchase access Subscribe to JN Learning for one year. He claims that in a high carb diet the acid builds up and adversely affects the body in a couple of ways: Taller did a very good job of explaining the basics of human metabolism and the endocrine system. Will added it Feb 08, Sign in to make a comment Sign in to your personal account. Our website uses cookies to enhance your experience. Create a free personal account to make a comment, download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts and more.

The book focuses on how carbohydrates add to obesity and how polyunsaturated fats can help bring weight down in a healthy way. Lists with This Book. And so you eat less of it and calories do count.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Safflower oil is mentioned as the oil highest in polyunsaturated fat content at the time of writing.

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