The Case Against Sugar

The Case Against Sugar

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"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"--
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2016
ISBN: 9781524709082
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Feb 13, 2020

I'm convinced. Sugar is a slow and unpredictable killer, but we can't help but love it.

I still to this day hear the legacy of the fat-is-bad/sugar-is-fine rationalization when I talk to people about dieting and health. The new one I get a lot is that this sugar I'm using is *natural* and not the fake high fructose stuff. Or the fake sweetener stuff.

I suspect more long-term studies will illuminate the need to reduce sugar in all things. Whether or not that affects a change in people's eating habits is another issue altogether. It's a ubiquitous happy drug, one that will likely be around for a long time.

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