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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd (4 Jan. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184627639X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846276392
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 480,353 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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-Taubes's writing is both inflammatory and copiously researched. It is also well timed... Hard-charging (and I'll add game-changing).- --Dan Barber, The New York Times
-[A] blitz of a book... Mr. Taubes's argument is so persuasive that, after reading The Case Against Sugar, this functioning chocoholic cut out the Snacking Bark and stopped eating cakes and white bread... The Case Against Sugar should be a powerful weapon against future misinformation.- --Eugenia Bone, The Wall Street Journal
-Compelling... Perhaps at long last, sugar is getting its just desserts.- --The Economist
-Taubes builds his case through lawyerly layering of rich detail... Extraordinary and refreshing.- --The Atlantic
-Taubes sifts through centuries' worth of data... Practically everything one wants to know about sugar--its history, its geography, the addiction it causes--is here. In the end, each of us is confronted with a choice. Continue consuming sugar at our current level and suffer the ill effects. Or reduce, if not eliminate, it from our diet, thereby improving our odds of living a long, healthy life.- --The Seattle Times

-I can't think of another journalist who has had quite as profound an influence on the conversation about nutrition.- --Michael Pollan
-Staggering... Taubes's brilliant and accessible science writing has won him many fans.- --Booklist, starred review
-[Taubes] delivers another convincing book... Fascinating and illuminating.- --Library Journal
-[Taubes's work is] compelling, as well as meticulously explained and researched. Readers will hate to love this book, since it will cause them to thoroughly rethink the place of sugar in their diets.- --Publishers Weekly
-[Taubes] helps us understand how to make better decisions regarding sugar as individuals and as a nation.- --Library Journal
-The obesity epidemic is an ever-growing threat to the overall health of our nation. In making the case against sugar, Gary Taubes details the often insidious efforts by the sugar industry to hide how harmful it is, just as the tobacco companies once did. This is required reading for not only every parent, but every American.- --Katie Couric
-No one in this country has worked harder on or better understood the role of sugar in our diet than Gary Taubes. As a journalist, an investigator, a scientist, and an advocate, he is without peer. (Plus, he knows how to write.) The Case Against Sugar is not only a terrific history but a forward-thinking document that can help us think more intelligently about how (and how not) to eat.- --Mark Bittman, author of How to Cook Everything Fast

-Once again, the brilliant Gary Taubes manages to make a complex scientific subject easy to understand. The Case Against Sugar is a riveting history of ideas, a clear analysis of evidence, and an utterly persuasive argument that sugar is the new tobacco. Taubes methodically explains why sugar--not sloth, not fat--accounts for our unprecedented levels of obesity, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Taubes answers every counter-argument as he exposes bad research, reveals conflicts of interest, and explodes myths.- --Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project
-I am grateful beyond words for Gary Taubes's courageous and meticulous documentation of the health dangers of sugar. No one has hit the political and economic forces behind this 'acceptable' addiction as clearly and unflinchingly. The information in this book will, quite literally, save your life if you apply it.- --Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
-If you ever doubted that sugar is the root cause of our obesity, diabetes, and heart disease epidemic, then look no --Nathan Myhrvold, lead author of Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking

About the Author

Gary Taubes is the co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative and the author of Why We Get Fat and The Diet Delusion. An award-winning science and health journalist, his writing has appeared in Discover, Science, the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, Nature and the British Journal of Medicine. He has received three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers and is the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. He lives in Oakland, California.



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