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Fat Chance The Bitter Truth About Sugar by Robert H. Lustig

Fat Chance The Bitter Truth About Sugar

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Robert H Lustig hammers home the truth about sugar, the political foot-dragging on the subject and how for big business sugar equals money. After finding out what harm sugar is doing to us, few people will want to carry on without revising their diet. Fads and special diet food won’t help, it’s not all about exercise – it’s sugar that is behind the obesity epidemic says Robert H Lustig.

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Fat Chance The Bitter Truth About Sugar by Robert H. Lustig

Sugar is toxic, addictive and everywhere. So what chance do you have of living sugar-free? We all know the obvious culprits when it comes to sugar, but now Dr Robert Lustig reveals how much is hidden in our diet. Our dependence on sugar-laden processed foods has manifested in shocking levels of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and heart disease. 'Fat Chance' exposes the political and business interests behind our modern diet, and shows why exercise and the latest food fads won't work for everyone who wants to get fitter. The real key to regulating our hunger is to understand why every calorie is different. Cutting out sugar is not just about making us thin - it's about giving us more than a fat chance of a healthier, happier and smarter life!


'A New York Times bestseller This important book could finally push you to shed those extra pounds, if not save your life' - Evening Standard

'A fascinating new book' - Daily Mail

'Fascinating and topical.' - Daily Express

'His lucid and well-informed analysis should help inform the debate on this ever-expanding problem.' - Sunday Times

'Lustig explains the biochemistry of metabolism, and the vicious cycle of obesity, with patient clarity' - Guardian

About the Author

Dr Robert Lustig has spent the past sixteen 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.

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Publication date

2nd January 2014


Robert H. Lustig

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Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


336 pages


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