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The case against sugar / Gary Taubes.

Taubes, Gary, author. (Author).
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Jackson County Public Library 613.2833 T (Text) 39493108078140 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 0307701646
  • ISBN: 9780307701640
  • Physical Description: 365 pages : illustration ; 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.

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