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The case against sugar /
Gary Taubes.
imprint
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
description
365 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN
0307701646, 9780307701640, 9780451493996
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imprint
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
isbn
0307701646
9780307701640
9780451493996
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?.
abstract
"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.
catalogue key
11045735
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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