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4.0 out of 5 stars A well-researched polemic, 30 May 2013
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This review is from: Fat Chance: The bitter truth about sugar (Paperback)
This book sets out, in American style, the basis for the author's belief in the causes of the obesity epidemic, and the role that ingredients added to food, especially sweetening agents, have on the world's population in terms of insulin resistance and other conditions.

It is an important book for anybody interested in the causes of obesity (and other related health issues), describes the complicated medical functions in simple language, and is an indictment of the US food industry and the way that US politicians and public have allowed unhealthy, but tasty, food ingredients to develop into a major public health issue.

It is expressed in trenchant terms at times, and is a polemic, in my opinion, but the medical research papers to back up the author's position are comprehensively quoted.

This book demands a response from the authorities concerned about food health and safety, and might well, in years to come, be regarded in a similar way as we now regard the development of arguments against tobacco.

I read it for reasons other than for the causes of obesity, and therefore did not read it as thoroughly as I might have done otherwise. I wish the book were not true; but I suspect that the author is quite correct, and we have to ensure that food ingredients change accordingly.
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