The Case Against Sugar

November 12, 2019 - Comment

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

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From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé that makes the convincing 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 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 -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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Anonymous says:

Two books about sugar addiction and chronic diseases Two books taken together offer adequate evidence that sugar addiction stands out above all other factors among multiple causes of chronic diseases that became epidemic in recent times. Robert Lustig — THE HACKING OF THE AMERICAN MIND Gary Taubes — THE CASE AGAINST SUGARGary Taubes, as a journalist, demonstrates the best of objective science. Often a journalist makes the facts clearer than a scientist ever does. In his previous books, one stands out for public health…

Anonymous says:

Cut it out. Sugar that is. To all the naysayers of Gary’s work, I am living proof that his research is solid and sound. Putting the information to the test, as someone at 310lbs, who loved sugar, carbs and was type 2 diabetic, I cut out all sugar in my diet as well as most carbs. Within six months, I lost 75 lbs and my A1C went from 8.6 to 6.4 and I no longer had to inject insulin on nightly basis. I cannot say enough good about this book and his previous two books. I look forward to his next book and thank him for his…

Anonymous says:

What you need to know I bought this book thinking it would provide me with relevant information about how sugar is bad for you and what foods cause related problems. Sadly that isn’t the goal of this book despite what you might think after reading the previews.This book is a 200 page history of sugar and civilization – discovery, manufacturing, marketing, economics, regulation, etc – followed by 25 pages or so of somewhat relevant information. If you really want to the name of the scientist that did…

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