Fat Chance: The bitter truth about sugar

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HarperCollins Publishers, Dec 29, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 336 pages

Sugar is addictive, toxic and everywhere. Find out how your sweet tooth might be nibbling you to death in this straight-talking exposť.

‘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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User Review  - deldevries - LibraryThing

Well written medical research based review of why sugar and fiber are the primary problems of our diet. Processed food = sugar fiber removed, hence the problem. The solution is to eat real food. The back end gets down to the corporate and political problems of the issue. Read full review

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I have the background to be able to follow the science but biochemistry really makes my eyes glaze over, so after a few chapters of this I admit to skimming. And as politics has the same effect on me ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Dr Robert Lustig has spent the past sixteen years treating childhood obesity and studying the effects of sugar on the central nervous system and metabolism. He is the Director of the UCSF Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health Program and also a member of the Obesity Task Force of the Endocrine Society.

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