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Title:
Fat chance : beating the odds against sugar, processed food, obesity, and disease / Robert H. Lustig, M.D.
Call Number:
362.196398 LUS
Publication Date:
[2013]
Publisher:
New York, New York : Hudson Street Press, [2013]
Physical Description:
xv, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
"Robert Lustig's 90-minute YouTube video "Sugar: The Bitter Truth", has been viewed more than two million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years. In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. The result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control. To help us lose weight and recover our health, Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress; and societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation. Compelling, controversial, and completely based in science, Fat Chance debunks the widely held notion to prove "a calorie is NOT a calorie", and takes that science to its logical conclusion to improve health worldwide"-- Provided by publisher.

"Robert Lustig's ninety-minute YouTube video "Sugar: The Bitter Truth" has been viewed nearly three million times. Now, in this highly anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that have led to personal misery and public crisis--the pandemic of obesity and chronic disease--over the last thirty years"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Horizon Bib Number:
1410176
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