Thursday, April 07, 2016

Robyn Toomath, Auckland University Press and Unity Books warmly invite you to the launch of Fat Science

6.00 p.m., Thursday 21 April
Unity Books, 57 Willis Street, Wellington.

Science tells us that our own efforts – following diets, heading to the gym or taking some new pills – are defeated again and again by our genes.

Drawing on the latest research and twenty years of working with overweight patients, this short and punchy book dispels myths and tells the tough truths about our obesity epidemic. Does dieting work? (No.) Is exercise the answer? (No.) Can we change our genes? (Unfortunately not.) How about pills and surgery? (Sometimes, but we can’t operate on everyone.) Why are the rich thinner than the poor? (You’ll find out.)

Toomath shows how our modern world is making us fat. And while governments and individuals keep trying things that science shows do not work – from dieting to education campaigns – she outlines what just might make a difference in ending the obesity epidemic.

Robyn Toomath is the Clinical Director of General Medicine at Auckland Hospital, former President of the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes, and founder of Fight the Obesity Epidemic.

If it is more convenient for you, please feel free to attend the Auckland launch: 5.30 p.m., Thursday 14 April, Auckland Central City Library. 

RSVP not essential but helpful for catering
Phone 09-373-7528 or email 

Auckland University Press

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