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The Vitamin Complex: Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection Paperback – 19 Mar 2015

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (19 Mar. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780743467
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780743462
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.4 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,287,524 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'An excellent book...10/10...a deeply satisfying masterpiece of nutrition science writing'.

(NHD Magazine)

‘Gets to the nub of how we have become nutritionally idiotic… alarming’ 

(Sunday Times)

‘Engaging… makes a compelling case for the importance of eating real food’ 

(BBC Focus)

'Measured, funny and fascinating. . . . If you need vitamins to survive (you do), you should read this book.'

(Scientific American)

'[An] absorbing and meticulously researched history of the beginnings and causes of our obsession with vitamins and nutrition.'

(New York Times)

'Behind the bizarre disconnect between rigorous drug regulation and a ‘whatever’ approach to dietary supplements are industry lobbying, Oz-like doctors and politicians on both sides of the aisle whose states benefit from the thousands of jobs provided by the multi-billion-dollar supplement industry. It is not a new story, but Ms. Price gives it a vigorous retelling. She also reminds us that the prophets of vitamania, and their political allies, would all be powerless if it were not for a peculiar kind of deficiency in ourselves that keeps us reaching for ‘a salve against uncertainty.’ Faced with such primal fears, it seems, science is powerless.'

(Wall Street Journal)

'[Price’s] investigation, full of scurvy-ridden sailors, questionable nutritional supplements and solid science, is both entertaining and enlightening.'

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‘Well told’ 

(Spectator)

‘A much-needed critique of the nation’s obsession with nutritional supplements. Price exposes the less-than-scientific roots of what has become a multi-billion industry, along with the inadequate regulatory oversight that drives unsavory marketing practices. The book concludes with this refreshing advice: get your nutrition from eating real food.’

(Michele Simon, President of Eat Drink Politics, and author of Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back)

‘This is a fascinating look at what we know – and mostly what we don’t – about vitamins. You'll never look at the a bottle of multivitamins the same way again.’

(Emily Oster, author of Expecting Better)

About the Author

Catherine Price is a food and environment reporter whose articles have appeared in Men’s Journal, the New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Salon and others. She is a past winner of the Gobind Behari Lal prize for science writing. She studied journalism with Michael Pollan at the Unversity of California, Berkeley. She lives in Philadelphia.


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