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Fat land : how Americans became the fattest people in the world

Author: Greg Critser
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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America is suffering an epidemic of obesity and we are fast catching up. This is an account of the history and biology of the fattening of America at the moment when it is emerging as a political issue too.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Critser
ISBN: 0141015403 9780141015408 0713997397 9780713997392
OCLC Number: 224325991
Description: vii, 232 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. Up up up! (or, Where the calories came from) --
2. Supersize me (who got the calories into our bellies) --
3. World without boundaries (who let the calories in) --
4. Why the calories stayed on our bodies --
5. What fat is, what fat isn't --
6. What the extra calories do to you --
7. What can be done.
Responsibility: Greg Critser.

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