ISBN 9780007520473,Fat Chance: The Bitter Truth About Sugar

Fat Chance: The Bitter Truth About Sugar


Robert Lustig


Fourth Estate



Fourth Estate

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9780007520473

ISBN-10 0007520476


Number of Pages 336 Pages
Language (English)

Body & health

Sugar is addictive, toxic and everywhere. Find out how your sweet tooth might be nibbling you to death in this straight-talking expose. Fat Chance', documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of metabolic syndrome which results in conditions like obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Dr Robert Lustig exposes how changes in the food industry and in our wider environment have affected our collective metabolisms and our waistlines, and he shows how industry and political forces, motivated by greed, don't want things to change.To help us lose weight and recover our health, Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger and reward and suggests societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation. Discover how every calorie is different and that cutting out sugar is not just about making us thin it's about making us healthier, happier and smarter. About the Author Dr Robert Lustig has spent the past sixteen years treating childhood obesity and studying the effects of sugar on the central nervous system and metabolism. He is the Director of the UCSF Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health Program and also a member of the Obesity Task Force of the Endocrine Society.