Fat Chance (Hardcover)

Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease

By Robert Lustig

Hudson Street Press, 9781594631009, 336pp.

Publication Date: December 27, 2012

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"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 the Author

Robert H. Lustig, M.D 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.