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Author Taubes, Gary, author.

Title The case against sugar / Gary Taubes.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
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Description 365 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Summary "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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-349) and index.
Subject Sugar-free diet -- Case studies.
Sugar -- Physiological effect -- Popular works.
Nutritionally induced diseases -- Popular works.
ISBN 9780307701640 (hardback)
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