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.
The Case Against Sugar
This book was very informative and interesting. The narrator’s delivery was, however, dry, and he mispronounced several words.
The author succeeded in making his point.
I cannot believe the book was published this way. Horribly written. Obviously not edited. Seems like a collection of prior articles or papers with no connection and with information that is just repeated and repeated. The first few chapters are great...that’s where the book should have stopped. In addition there are quite a few physiology and biochemistry references that are inaccurate. Gary goes overboard in many areas while in other areas should elaborate more. Again the book really needed to be edited better if it was edited at all.