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Fat chance : beating the odds against sugar, processed food, obesity, and disease

Author: Robert H Lustig
Publisher: New York, New York : Hudson Street Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Robert Lustig's 90-minute YouTube video "Sugar: The Bitter Truth", has been viewed more than two million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years. In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. The result has been a
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert H Lustig
ISBN: 9781594631009 159463100X
OCLC Number: 792880232
Description: xv, 320 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Time to Think Outside the Box --
PART 1 : The Greatest Story Ever Sold --
A Fallacy of Biblical Proportion --
A Calorie Is a Calorie-or Is It? --
Personal Responsibility versus the Obese Six-Month-Old --
PART 2 : To Eat or Not to Eat? That's Not the Question --
Gluttony and Sloth-Behaviors Driven by Hormones --
Food Addiction-Fact or Fallacy --
Stress and "Comfort Food" --
PART 3 : "Chewing" the Fat --
The Birth, Care, and Feeding of a Fat Cell --
The Difference Between "Fat" and "Sick" --
Metabolic Syndrome: The New Scourge --
PART 4 : The "Real" Toxic Environment --
The Omnivore's Curse: Low Fat versus Low Carb --
Fructose-The "Toxin" --
Fiber-Half the Antidote --
Exercise-The Other Half of the Antidote --
Micronutrients: Home Run or Hyperbole? --
Environmental "Obesogens" --
The "Empire" Strikes Back: Response of the Food Industry --
PART 5 : The Personal Solution --
Altering Your Food Environment --
Altering Your Hormonal Environment --
Last Resorts: When Altering Your Environment Isn't Enough --
PART 6 : The Public Health Solution --
The "Nanny State": Personal versus Societal Responsibility --
What Hath Government Wrought? --
A Call for Global Sugar Reduction --
Epilogue: Not a Top-Down but a Bottom-Up Movement.
Responsibility: Robert H. Lustig, M.D.
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"Robert Lustig's 90-minute YouTube video "Sugar: The Bitter Truth", has been viewed more than two million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years. In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. The result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control. To help us lose weight and recover our health, Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress; and societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation. Compelling, controversial, and completely based in science, Fat Chance debunks the widely held notion to prove "a calorie is NOT a calorie", and takes that science to its logical conclusion to improve health worldwide"--

"Robert Lustig's ninety-minute YouTube video "Sugar: The Bitter Truth" has been viewed nearly three million times. Now, in this highly anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that have led to personal misery and public crisis--the pandemic of obesity and chronic disease--over the last thirty years"--

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