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Blood sugar : racial pharmacology and food justice in Black America

Author: Anthony Ryan Hatch
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : 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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hatch, Anthony Ryan, 1976-
Blood sugar.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015048191
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Ryan Hatch
ISBN: 9780816696178 0816696179 9780816696185 0816696187
OCLC Number: 928613346
Description: xii, 166 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction : the metabolic fetish --
Race, biomedicine, and health injustice --
The emergence of metabolic syndrome --
The scientific racism of metabolism --
Killer applications : the racial pharmacology of prescription drugs --
Sugar stained with blood : African Americans, sugar, and modern agriculture --
Conclusion : metabolic insurrection.
Responsibility: Anthony Ryan Hatch.

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