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The case against sugar

Author: Gary Taubes
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening expose that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick. Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Work
Case studies
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Taubes
ISBN: 9780307701640 0307701646
OCLC Number: 973556117
Description: 365 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Why diabetes? --
Drug or food? --
The first ten thousand years --
The marriage of tobacco and sugar --
A peculiar evil --
The early (bad) science --
The gift that keeps on giving --
Big sugar --
Defending sugar --
What they didn't know --
The if/then problem: I --
The if/then problem: II --
Epilogue: How little is still too much?
Responsibility: Gary Taubes.

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"From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening expose that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick. Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society"--Provided by publisher.

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