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Libraries & Archives

Monday, March 26, 2007


I enjoyed Freakonomics last year, and so picked up The Gospel of Food this week on my book order. I'm hoping for some interesting insights. So far, I've gotten:

1) Americans smoke less than 30 years ago, thus are fatter
2) It doesn't take more than a weight gain of a pound a year to push the average weight for Americans from overweight to obese
3) It doesn't seem to matter which food you eat: carbs, protein, or other... basically, it matters what genes you inherit

That's after about 5 minutes of skimming. I'll read it more carefully after the library gets a chance to catalog it and get it ready for check out.

Meanwhile, I'm off to Baltimore for the ACRL Conference. Crab cakes, here I come.


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