Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only once a year. Herman Taller, MD, of New York, author of the best-selling book Calories Don’t Count, was indicted March 11 by a federal grand jury primarily on charges of. Calories Don’t Count has 1 rating and 1 review. Brandon said: This is an old diet book from the 60’s that was cited by Gary Taubes, the author.

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Open Preview See a Problem? The reason his diet works is cockamamie. Deb marked it as to-read Jun 26, Sign in to customize your interests Sign in to your personal account.

Taller’s book, which sold more than a million copies, claimed that certain unsaturated fats, such as safflower oil, help the body consume other fats. I hate it that these books have such awful names. In obese people, the author claims, with a high fat and low carb diet the body actually burns more calories than it takes in, leading to weight loss.


The FDA charged that the book, which cited a specific source of safflower oil capsules in the first printings, existed solely to promote the sales of safflower oil capsules. Carney Calcutt marked it as to-read Aug 23, Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email. A visitor to our site felt the following article might be of interest to you: This is the Atkins diet and today there are many experts Dr.


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Herman Taller

The New York Times. Jane marked it as to-read Dec 02, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Herman Taller was Romanian and tells us his personal story.

So in the case of cwlories low-calorie diets at least, calories do count. Erdem marked it as to-read Jul 22, Taller did get into trouble from the medical establishment of that day, for violating what they were saying and from the government, for improperly peddling safflower oil capsules, but he still did very well by his ideas.

Taller describes how carbohydrates metabolize into pyruvic acid.

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Taller did a very good job of explaining the basics of human metabolism and the endocrine system. Three other individuals and two corporations were also indicted on the charges resulting from the promotion and sale of safflower oil capsules which were mentioned in the book.

Taller already knew that blood cholesterol was bad and that you had to eat the right kinds of fat. Kim Anderson marked it as to-read Sep 04, Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


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He claims that in a high carb diet the acid builds up and adversely affects the body in a couple of ways: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Get free access to newly couny articles Create a personal account or sign in to: He recommended a diet for obese persons consisting principally of unsaturated fats and told readers where to.

Calories Don’t Count by Hermann Taller

As one might expect, it eventually delivers a diet one can follow that utilizes the principles of the book. According to a Time Magazine article frombecause Taller recommended a specific brand of a safflower oil pill in the book, and because the pills contained so little oil as to have no effect, “a federal jury in Brooklyn finally found Taller guilty on eight counts of caalories fraud, three of violating FDA regulations and one of conspiracy.

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