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Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease | [Robert H. Lustig]

Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease

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, Robert 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.
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Publisher's Summary

Robert Lustig’s 90-minute YouTube video Sugar: The Bitter Truth has been viewed more than two 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.

©2012 Robert H. Lustig (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    "Very informative. Change the way you eat now!"
    What did you love best about Fat Chance?

    Excellent insight to what is one of the causes to the obesity epidemic across the world.


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    A calorie is not just a calorie


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    Well delivered comiedic relief that was written by the author


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    Listen to this book

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    One of the best. A game changer for anyone interested in the obesity epidemic and trying to stay healthy


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    Information is power. This book will give you complete understanding of metabolic syndrome and how to reverse it. It is a little boring because the author is a research guy, not a charismatic celebrity spokesman type. But for me, I just wanted the straight information minus the sales pitch on some goofy fad diet. Good book for straight up understanding the problem.

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    This book cuts deep into the real issue with obesity and our basic food industry as a whole. It is a little bit technical for some people probably, but the core message is very empowering and needs to be heard and acted upon by anyone who cares about their own health or the health of others
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    This book brings together the root cause of most of our health problems and why these causes are so prominent.

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    Everyone needs to read or listen to this book! It will change the way you look at sugar and obesity for good.

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    Great book, well worth the listen. Just great data and facts told well. Lined up well with the documentary "Fed Up".

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    Knowledge is power! Read this book then share it with those you love then get involved. This book is filled with Real science written in an accessible way.

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    I enjoyed this book very much. While some of the terminology is a little difficult to follow, there is a an amazing amount of good information backed by sound research.

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    A lot of what he said is things I knew in general concept by now, but hearing the actual science behind it was fascinating. Half way through, I ordered the written book so I could listen again and make notes.

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