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The Case Against Sugar

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Mike Chamberlain

11 Hours 33 Minutes

Random House (Audio)

December 2016

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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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  • Jill Ross

    So eye opening . It has changed my life . I have so much information now about my decision to give up sugars and starches. I will most definitely be able to prove and back up my reasoning for giving up these items. I wish I would have done it much earlier as it has changed my health and life.

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  • Toby Cleary

    Very well researched book, as all of Taubes' books. Many other high level medical authors referenced his writings and as a result I believe that his work will influence our medical system and our collective views on nutrition.

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  • Jennifer Braden

    Incredible book that must be listened to more than once. Taubes offers a tremendous argument, supported by historical, biochemical, statistical facts. This book could be a college course. This is a must-read for anyone who eats, period!

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