The Case Against SugarBook - 2016
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 a combination of 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
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 613.283 Ta
Characteristics: 365 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm