- Richard Conrad Cottrell, director general1
- 1World Sugar Research Organisation, London SW1V 3LX, UK
In attempting to resurrect a long discarded “hormonal” theory of obesity, Taubes falls into a circular argument based on incorrect premises and an unproved assumption.1
The circularity rests in his claim that overconsumption of carbohydrate causes a hormonal response that leads to overconsumption of food energy, with overconsumption being a consequence of the hormonal response rather than its cause.
An axial, …