This was a very good read. Stephan Guyenet over at Whole Health Source thoroughly dismantles some hypotheses of Gary Taubes’ “Good Calories, Bad Calories.”
The reason why obesity and metabolism researchers don’t take Taubes’s idea seriously is that it is contradicted by a large body of evidence from multiple fields. I understand that people like ideas that “challenge conventional wisdom” as the GCBC book cover states, but the fact is that obesity is a complex problem and it will not be shoehorned into simplistic hypotheses.
Read the whole article “The Carbohydrate Hypothesis of Obesity: a Critical Examination”.