Fat Chance by Robert H. Lustig
Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

Fat Chance is a persuasively indignant public-policy manifesto, but it's also a self-help book; curiously, each strain flatly contradicts the other. The crux is whether people can actually change their behaviour.
-Guardian

Synopsis

New York Times Bestseller

Robert Lustig’s 90-minute YouTube video “Sugar: The Bitter Truth”, has been viewed more than three million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years.

In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. The result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control.

To help us lose weight and recover our health, Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress; and societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation. Compelling, controversial, and completely based in science, Fat Chance debunks the widely held notion to prove “a calorie is NOT a calorie”, and takes that science to its logical conclusion to improve health worldwide.
 

About Robert H. Lustig

See more books from this Author
Robert H. Lustig, M.D has spent the past 16 years treating childhood obesity and studying the effects of sugar on the central nervous system and metabolism. He is the Director of the UCSF Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health Program and also a member of the Obesity Task Force of the Endocrine Society.
 
Published December 27, 2012 by Plume. 336 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Fat Chance
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by Steven Poole on Jan 25 2013

Fat Chance is a persuasively indignant public-policy manifesto, but it's also a self-help book; curiously, each strain flatly contradicts the other. The crux is whether people can actually change their behaviour.

Read Full Review of Fat Chance: Beating the Odds ... | See more reviews from Guardian

Reader Rating for Fat Chance
88%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 918 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×