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Fat chance : the bitter truth about sugar

Lustig, Robert H.2013
Sugar is addictive, toxic and everywhere. Find out how your sweet tooth might be nibbling you to death in this straight-talking expose. 'Fat Chance', documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of metabolic syndrome - which results in conditions like obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Dr Robert Lustig exposes how changes in the food industry and in our wider environment have affected our collective metabolisms and our waistlines, and he shows how industry and political forces, motivated by greed, don't want things to change. To help us lose weight and recover our health, Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger and reward and suggests societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation. Discover how every calorie is different and that cutting out sugar is not just about making us thin - it's about making us healthier, happier and smarter.
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London : Fourth Estate, 2013.
xv, 320 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliography.
Machine generated contents note: pt. I The Greatest Story Ever Sold -- 1.A Fallacy of Biblical Proportion -- 2.A Calorie Is a Calorie-or Is It? -- 3.Personal Responsibility versus the Obese Six-Month-Old -- pt. II To Eat or Not to Eat? That's Not the Question -- 4.Gluttony and Sloth-Behaviors Driven by Hormones -- 5.Food Addiction-Fact or Fallacy -- 6.Stress and "Comfort Food" -- pt. III "Chewing" the Fat -- 7.The Birth, Care, and Feeding of a Fat Cell -- 8.The Difference Between "Fat" and "Sick" -- 9.Metabolic Syndrome: The New Scourge -- pt. IV The "Real" Toxic Environment -- 10.The Omnivore's Curse: Low Fat versus Low Carb -- 11.Fructose-The "Toxin" -- 12.Fiber-Half the Antidote -- 13.Exercise-The Other Half of the Antidote -- 14.Micronutrients: Home Run or Hyperbole? -- 15.Environmental "Obesogens" -- 16.The "Empire" Strikes Back: Response of the Food Industry -- pt. V The Personal Solution -- 17.Altering Your Food Environment -- 18.Altering Your Hormonal Environment --Contents note continued: 19.Last Resorts: When Altering Your Environment Isn't Enough -- pt. VI The Public Health Solution -- 20.The "Nanny State": Personal versus Societal Responsibility -- 21.What Hath Government Wrought? -- 22.A Call for Global Sugar Reduction.
9780007514120 (pbk)
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SugarDietHealth impactObesityStatisticsOverseas item
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