Your Health

Is Good Health Merely a Guessing Game?

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Writer Gary Taubes argues that much of what we've been told about what is or isn't good for us is based on guesswork. His article "Do We Know What Makes Us Healthy?" appears in this Sunday's edition of the New York Times Magazine. Taubes talks with Madeleine Brand about his article.



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