The Truth About Fat

Pages: 384
Subject: Health, Popular Science, Current Affairs
Imprint: Oneworld

The Truth About Fat

From the author of The Angry Chef

Anthony Warner

Why do we really get fat? And what can we do about it?
9781786075130 (10 Jan 2019)
RRP £14.99 / US$27.00

The Book

Who or what is to blame for us getting fat and ill in increasing numbers?

Sugar or fat? Gut microbes or genes? Laziness or poverty? Whatever it is, it's placing a devastating burden on our healthcare system, and scientists in every field are desperate to explain this epidemic and stave off a modern health disaster.

Anthony Warner, author of The Angry Chef is back, and he wants answers. In The Truth About Fat he scrutinises the explanations of academics, doctors, researchers and journalists. He lays out the best evidence available, rails against quack theories preying on the desperate and considers whether we are blaming our bodies for other people's ignorance and cruelty. What remains is the unvarnished truth about one of the great preoccupations of our age.

Additional Information

Subject Health, Popular Science, Current Affairs
Pages 384
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Anthony Warner is a professional chef, blogger and author of The Angry Chef, a Guardian Best Food Book of the Year and winner in the Health and Lifestyle category at the inaugural Hearst Big Book Awards. He writes the ‘Angry Chef' column for The Sunday Times and in 2017 was named on the Telegraph's Food Power List of tastemakers changing the way we eat and drink. He lives in Nottinghamshire, blogs at and you can follow him @One_Angry_Chef.


‘If it wasn't for the fact that there is no God, I'd thank him for bringing us the Angry Chef.'

- Jay Rayner

‘One by one Warner demolishes popular food myths…this [is] a book that will allow you to enjoy food with less guilt; it might even save lives.'

- Guardian, on The Angry Chef

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