Gary Taubes

As an investigative journalist, Gary Taubes started the conversation that dietary guidelines are responsible for the epidemic of obesity and metabolic disease in the United States. He challenged the conventional wisdom that saturated fat is the culprit in obesity and heart disease. He is the best-selling author of several books, including "Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health" and "Why We Get Fat." Taube's presentation at the Low Carb Houston Conference focuses on the scientific misinterpretations and political forces that shaped the increasing prevalence of obesity in the United States.