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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
Great read. My view of food had changed recently and this confirmed that view. Broccoli is the future for us all!
Published 4 months ago by Mr Shane J Irish

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2.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new here
We have hunter-gatherer genes. But we don't live hunter-gatherer lives.

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There is little or nothing in here that most Guardian readers won't already know. Far better to spend a bit more money and buy a decent modern nutrition book, complete with references and author information. This work has neither.
Published 16 months ago by Peter Maling


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2.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new here, 19 Mar 2013
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This review is from: Addicted to Food: Understanding the obesity epidemic (Kindle Single) (Guardian Shorts Book 56) (Kindle Edition)
We have hunter-gatherer genes. But we don't live hunter-gatherer lives.

Save 1.99. You've just read the book.

There is little or nothing in here that most Guardian readers won't already know. Far better to spend a bit more money and buy a decent modern nutrition book, complete with references and author information. This work has neither.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but flawed, 9 Feb 2014
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I found this an interesting read, but I got the sense the author was blaming the food industry for deliberately including unhealthy sugars etc in ready meals for instance - which may well be the case, but people can (and should) take responsibility for their own eating habits - yes, there's a lot of unhealthy food freely available, and, with our access to cheap food, and a lack of exercise, many, particularly in the West, are prone to putting on weight (sometimes lots of weight) - but equally lots of people don't. You can read the label, and you can exercise common sense.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 27 Feb 2014
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Great read. My view of food had changed recently and this confirmed that view. Broccoli is the future for us all!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good concise review of current opinion, 7 Sep 2013
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This review is from: Addicted to Food: Understanding the obesity epidemic (Kindle Single) (Guardian Shorts Book 56) (Kindle Edition)
Nothing new for anyone who's seen the excellent 'The Men Who Made Us Fat' but a well written & clear collection of articles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very up to date, 20 Aug 2013
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Although this is only a short piece, it is crammed with up to date information about the food industry, health and so on, so I felt the writer was at the forefront. This is such a difficult subject to stay ahead with so thanks to this author for doing all the research.
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5.0 out of 5 stars compulsive read from start to finish, 12 Aug 2013
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Anyone who is interested in why true health seems to be getting harder to attain, this read is for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars food for thought, 17 Jun 2013
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Thought provoking analysis of how we are manipulated by the multibillion pound food industry. The solution is so obvious, but difficult to achieve. greed and sloth do tend to prevail.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A necessary education tool for changing eating habits, 21 May 2013
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A brilliant reference book which I keep re-reading as a reminder to change habits,

Deserving of 5 stars but only given 4 to highlight to other purchasers that hard copy is far preferable to kindle for reference books. Yes, there is a contents page and indexes. But this book needs to be flicked through backwards and forwards to maximise its benefits.

Everyone with sugar cravings should read this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking, 29 April 2013
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It was an interesting read of the part genetics and environment plays in a person becoming obese and the addictive effects of sugar consumption.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking, 29 April 2013
This review is from: Addicted to Food: Understanding the obesity epidemic (Kindle Single) (Guardian Shorts Book 56) (Kindle Edition)
This is a very interesting read. Good length book & doesn't get too bogged down. Really makes you think about food labelling, but also about how we have become conditioned to how we eat, and has made me consider how to break that way of being. Without intending to be, this is the best diet aid I've read.
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