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The Case Against Sugar

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en Limba Engleză Carte Hardback – 27 Dec 2016

From the author of "Why We Get Fat", this makes the case that sugar is worse than tobacco for us.

From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé 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.

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780307701640
ISBN-10: 0307701646
Pagini: 272
Dimensiuni: 143 x 213 x 19 mm
Greutate: 0.54 kg
Editura: Knopf Publishing Group