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.


‘[Warner] has something important to say and the more people who take him seriously the better.'

- The Times

‘An informed book written with wit and scientific rigour.'

- Daily Express

‘Takes a honed knife to flabby theorizing about what makes us fat… A nuanced approach to a global issue.'

- Nature

‘Straight-up, factual and ruthlessly balanced, Warner takes no prisoners when it comes to cutting through the minefield of misconceptions in foodie media. Solid science served up with caustic wit. How can I be more like this guy?'

- James Wong, author of How to Eat Better

‘There are few subjects more prone to fads, waffle and outright nonsense than dieting. Warner is a fiery beacon of truth, burning through every popular myth, every half-baked diet fad and the legion peddlers of pseudoscientific guff that tell us how and what to eat. Anthony Warner is not the chef we deserve, but he certainly is the angry chef we need right now.'

- Adam Rutherford, author of The Book of Humans and A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

‘An essential read for anyone who constantly worries about the modern obsession with diet and weight loss, even though it contains revelations that many will, ironically, find hard to swallow.'

- Dean Burnett, author of The Idiot Brain

‘Well-documented and accessible information and advice from an author who clearly loves food and cares about people.'

- Kirkus

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