Sugar Nation by Jeff O'Connell
The Hidden Truth Behind America's Deadliest Habit and the Simple Way to Beat It

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-Every five seconds, one more person develops diabetes.
-Worldwide, 285 million people are affected by type 2 diabetes.
-Many of them have no idea.

Here is the personal story of one man who has unearthed the mysteries of this global epidemic and offers hard-won practical advice for how readers can take control of their lives and combat this deadly disease.

"Sugar Nation is a must-read! As a fitness expert myself, who has dealt with family diabetes and coaching families on how to limit their sugar intake, this book is a fundamental tool in educating the world on just how dangerous dietary sugar can be. Jeff O'Connell's direct yet user-friendly approach to this important and overlooked subject is more than refreshing. All will benefit from picking this book up."
--Jennifer Nicole Lee, author of The Jennifer Nicole Lee Fitness Model Diet

About Jeff O'Connell

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JEFF O'CONNELL is the executive writer for Men’s Health, and was formerly editor-in-chief at Muscle & Fitness. His feature writing has been cited twice in the Best American Sports Writing anthology, and his service writing was a finalist for a 2005 Maggie Award in the “best how-to” category. He has coauthored four books, including the soon-to-be-released Mario Lopez’s Knockout Fitness. His last book, LL Cool J’s Platinum Workout, with LL Cool J and David Honig, became a New York Times bestseller. Photo credit: Leslie Hassler
Published July 19, 2011 by Hachette Books. 320 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Not one to shy away from controversy, the author highlights the disturbingly close and collusive relationship among health-care professionals, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and drug manufacturers, illustrating how no-nonsense, drug-free approaches to combating the disease have taken a b...

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and while this "invisible disease" has been studied intensively since the role of insulin in regulating the body's sugar was understood by the 1920s (type 1 diabetes means the pancreas can no longer produce insulin, while type 2, the most prevalent today, means the body makes too much and systems...

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Why it is, that’s good question...With cardiovascular issues I think nutrition plays a huge roll, but with diabetes it’s really front and center, where your diet is literally causing the problem, so if the doctor isn’t trained in that I don’t know how he’s supposed to deal with it effectively.

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Plus, as your Intrepid Pharmacist always tells his own diabetic patients: “you can out eat any drug I can give you.” The plight of obese and diabetes ridden states like Tennessee is clear and O’Connell shows the solution is within our grasp… But as a patient once put it to your Intrepid Pharmaci...

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Here is a quick list of the general pros of the book: Presents an excellent array of facts on how diabetes is a preventable, lifestyle disease Brings awareness to the seriousness of diabetes Brings awareness and education about how flawed our medical system is Brings awareness and educati...

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Diabetes type 2 is currently a raging global epidemic and only set to increase, but also one that is highly preventable.

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