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Blood sugar - racial pharmacology and food justice in black america.

Author: Anthony Ryan Hatch
Publisher: University Of Minnesota Press, 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do African Americans have exceptionally high rates of hypertension, diabetes, and obesity? Is it their genes? Their disease-prone culture? Their poor diets? Such racist explanations for racial  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Ryan Hatch
ISBN: 9780816696178 0816696179
OCLC Number: 1026878148
Description: 208 sidor ; 14.9 cm
Contents: ContentsPrefaceIntroduction: The Metabolic Fetish1. Race, Biomedicine, and Health Injustice2. The Emergence of Metabolic Syndrome3. The Scientific Racism of Metabolism4. Killer Applications: The Racial Pharmacology of Prescription Drugs5. Sugar Stained with Blood: African Americans, Sugar, and Modern AgricultureConclusion: Metabolic InsurrectionAcknowledgmentsNotesIndex

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"A highly readable account of the emergence and import of "metabolic syndrome," a biomedical category of risk designed to capture the dangers of stroke, heart disease, and diabetes... Metabolic Read more...

 
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