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Why Are We So Fat? The Multimillion-Dollar Scientific Quest

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Why Are We So Fat? The Multimillion-Dollar Scientific Quest to Find Out

In March 2013, Christopher Gardner, a professor of medicine and a director at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, began preparing for NuSI's first free-living study—where subjects aren't directly observed as they eat. One of the largest such human experiments ever to test a low-fat diet against a low-carbohydrate diet, Gardner's study stems from his previous research, which suggests a diet's effectiveness may be due to how insulin-resistant the dieter is at the outset. It will randomize 600 overweight-to-obese subjects into two groups. Both will receive regular counseling meant to help them stick to their diets, a standard practice in other free-living studies. But to overcome the major problem with such work—inaccurate accounts of consumption based on volunteers' food diaries—NuSI is funding the creation of an app that allows subjects to record their eating activity by selecting photos from an extensive database.
http://www.wired.com/2014/08/what-makes-us-fat/

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Taube’s and Attia’s non-profit organization NuSI has already acquired $40 million in donations and is trying to get an extra $190 million to finance the studies needed. Three big studies are already going on.