In the latest New Yorker, an article by Bill Buford begins:
Meat-eaters . . . have more recently had to accept that their diet is probably the source of much of the world’s . . . obesity.
Gary Taubes’ new book Good Calories, Bad Calories argues the opposite. Even if the fact checkers hadn’t read Taubes, surely they knew of the Atkins diet?
Addendum: Buford also blames heart disease on meat. In this talk Malcolm Kendrick notes an inverse correlation between saturated fat consumption and heart disease. Thanks to Dave Lull.