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Nina Teicholz: The Big Fat Surprise – Are Butter, Meat and Cheese Healthy?

Thursday | August 07, 2014 | 6:00 pm

The Commonwealth Club, SF Club Office | 555 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Investigative journalist Nina Teicholz spent nine years deeply researching the effect that fats have on our bodies. She found the unthinkable: everything we thought we knew about dietary fats is wrong. For decades, we have been told that the best possible diet involves cutting back on fat, especially saturated fat, and that if we are not getting healthier or thinner it must be because we are not trying hard enough. What if those exact foods we’ve been denying ourselves — the creamy cheeses, the sizzling steaks — are themselves the key to reversing the epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease? Teicholz will discuss how the misinformation about saturated fats took hold in the scientific community as well as the public imagination, and how recent findings dispute those beliefs. Come ask your questions about this startling new report.

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Cost: $20 non-members, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Event Phone: (415) 597-6700
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