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Rule by fear,
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This review is from: Panic on a Plate: How Society Developed an Eating Disorder (Societas) (Paperback)This is an easy to read book, though the facts Lyons gives the reader make you very uneasy indeed.
We all know that there is something wrong with the dietary advice we are given by the Government and it's medical advisers, we are just not sure of the exact details of how wrong it is.
This excellent book points out some of the things that are just not true, with some clear evidence to back up what the author claims. Body fat, saturated fat, salt, five-a-day and many more widely believed myths are punctured and the fears they create put into proper perspective by this book.
As with so many "public panics", the hysteria over diet is shown to be a mix of vastly exaggerated risks and over-politicising of Health and safety issues which inevitably leads to distortions of the science and the growth of entire industries with a vested interest in keeping the panic going.
Don't panic, relax or stress will kill you long before that sprinkling of salt on your lard-fried rump steak and butter-fried mushrooms does.
Buy this book and learn to chill about the "poison on your plate".