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Everything You Know about Calories is Wrong

Written by: Rob Dunn
Narrated by: Mark Moran
Length: 15 mins
Categories: Science & Math

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Rob Dunn, a biologist at North Carolina State University, writes about how digestion is far too messy a process to accurately convey in neat numbers.

This article was published in the September 2013 edition of Scientific American.

©2013 Scientific American

"Everything You Know About Calories Is Wrong", by Rob Dunn, is an article from the September 2013 issue of Scientific American, which posits that digestion is far too complex a process to be reduced to an exact number. Narrator Mark Moran’s welcoming tone is a perfect match for Dunn’s intelligently written and entertaining piece that touches on how the evolution of plants and humans, industrial food processing, and the way meals are prepared all play crucial factors in the way we digest our calories.

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  • pjm
  • 29-01-19

Profoundly uninsightful.

Click bait title, the author faithfully adheres to the energy balance model of obesity though he does undermine the value of calorie counting.