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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"--
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Hood River County Library 613.28332 TAU 2016 (Text) 33892100356634 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 12/27/2016 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307701640
  • ISBN: 0307701646
  • Physical Description: 365 pages : chart ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references [pages (313)-349] and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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?.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Sugar-free diet > Case studies.
Sugar > Physiological effect > Popular works.
Nutritionally induced diseases > Popular works.
Nutritionally induced diseases
Sugar-free diet
Sugar > Physiological effect.
Genre: Case studies.
Popular works.

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