Summary of The Obesity Code: by Jason Fung | Includes Analysis

  • by Instaread
  • Narrated by Sam Scholl
  • 0 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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Summary of The Obesity Code by Jason Fung | Includes Analysis
The Obesity Code addresses the history, causes, and treatments of obesity and today's rising obesity rates. By understanding it through scientific and social study, obesity becomes less of a blanket term for metabolic complications and a more tangible problem with real, though not widely practiced, solutions.
The main problem with treating obesity is that many doctors and their obese patients don't know what actually causes obesity. Often, health experts believe that weight gain results from consuming too many calories while not expending enough calories, a theory known as "calories in, calories out." However, decades of research has proven that this obesity model is problematic and oversimplified. Calorie consumption and expenditure are not independent of each other. If people decrease calorie consumption in an effort to lose weight, their body compensates by slowing down processes such as metabolism to expend fewer calories. Also, exercise is not nearly as instrumental in weight loss as was once thought.
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Important People
Key Takeaways
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About the Author
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Not a very detailed summary

The book was very brief and didn't really explain all the key concepts in the book.
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Good effort but does not do justice to the book.

The narrator seems too robotic for a subject like this, specially if you hear Dr. Fung himself.

Even a free podcast on youtube where people are interviewing Dr. Fung will give you way more information in a much better way than this summary.

Going with the subject matter, a different narrator with more clarity on subject could have done a better job.
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- Sweetalker007

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-30-2016
  • Publisher: Instaread