Nature Wants Us to Be Fat

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Physician, researcher, and author Dr. Rick Johnson chats with Trey Elling about NATURE WANTS US TO BE FAT: THE SURPRISING SCIENCE BEHIND WHY WE GAIN WEIGHT AND HOW WE CAN PREVENT–AND REVERSE–IT. Topics include:

  • The book’s goal (0:00)
  • When & why excess weight is beneficial to animals (2:32)
  • Why humans evolved to be so sensitive to fructose (8:40)
  • Uric acid’s connection to fructose and weight gain (17:36)
  • Negative health effects of fructose consumption beyond excess fat (26:17)
  • The line where salt goes from good to bad (35:05)