The debate over saturated fat—and fat in general—is of interest to anyone looking to eat a healthier diet, as the tremendous response to TIME’s recent cover story has underscored. For readers interested in diving more deeply into the topic, here are some sources for more information.
—Gary Taubes’s 2008 book Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health, as well as his 2002 New York Times Magazine cover story “What If It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie” and his new project, the Nutrition Science Initiative
—Dr. Robert Lustig’s 2012 book Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Diabetes and the Gary Taubes feature about sugar, “Is Sugar Toxic,” from 2011
—Jonny Bowden and Dr. Stephen Sinatra’s 2012 book The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won’t Prevent Heart Disease—and the Statin-Free Plan That Will
—Dr. William Davis’s 2011 book Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health
—Journalist Nina Teicholz’s 2014 book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
—Michael Moss’s 2013 book Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
—Former FDA commissioner Dr. David A. Kessler’s book The End of Overating, from 2010
—TIME magazine’s 1961 cover on Ancel Keys, the architect of the anti-fat fight movement; our famous 1984 cover on the danger of cholesterol; a 2002 cover on what makes us fat; a 2006 cover about fat-free fat, and a 2006 cover exonerating eggs
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