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

Penguin, 2012 M12 27 - 336 páginas
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.

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This book shines light at the dark nexus between industry and food research manipulating government, markets and ultimately our behaviors. And for what? Profits for industry and prestige for research... the industry throws money at biased research, elevating the careers of those scientists while the medical establishment is fed that published literature and policy changes are made according to the recommendations made by people influenced by such research. A blitz in the media brain washes the populace alter their behavior to profit the food industry.
Moreover we have been enslaved to eat more and more sugar by exploitation of the vulnerability in our own bodies and brains to like sweetness and get addicted to it.
The bio chemistry of how sugar is used in the body and how it affects the cascade of reactions, hormones, and various organs including the neurons in our brain is fascinating and very thoroughly explained. It clarifies many complex intertwined actions and reactions that occur with simple act of eating sugar
Dr. Lustig stands apart from many others in the profession that are talking of diet, nutrition, health, fitness Igor even the ills of sugar, in so much as he is not touting products, supplements, or programs. His message is clear that we have to educate ourselves and engage in changing policy to take back our health control of our nutrition.
Kudos to him for working hard to make this happen.

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Filled with errors and lies. Talks about the Seven Countries Study but clearly hasn't even read it
Doesn't even get the countries right.


Time to Think Outside the
A Fallacy of Biblical Proportion
A Calorie Is a Calorieor Is
Personal Responsibility versus the Obese SixMonthOld
To Eat or Not to Eat? Thats Not
Food AddictionFact or Fallacy
Stress and Comfort Food
The Birth Care and Feeding of a Fat Cell
Home Run or Hyperbole?
Environmental Obesogens
Response of the Food Industry
The Personal Solution
Altering Your Food Environment
Altering Your Hormonal Environment
When Altering Your Environment Isnt Enough
The Public Health Solution

The Difference Between Fat and Sick
The New Scourge
The Real Toxic Environment
Low Fat versus Low Carb
FructoseThe Toxin
FiberHalf the Antidote
ExerciseThe Other Half of the Antidote
Personal versus Societal Responsibility
What Hath Government Wrought?
A Call for Global Sugar Reduction
Not a TopDown but a BottomUp Movement
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Robert H. Lustig, M.D., MSL, is professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and a member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at University of California, San Francisco. He has authored 120 peer-reviewed articles and 70 reviews, as well as The Fat Chance Cookbook and the upcoming The Hacking of the American Mind. He has mentored 30 pediatric endocrine fellows and trained numerous other allied health professionals. He is the former chairman of the Obesity Task Force of the Pediatric Endocrine Society, a member of the Obesity Task Force of the Endocrine Society, and a member of the Pediatric Obesity Devices Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He is also the president of the nonprofit Institute for Responsible Nutrition, dedicated to reversing childhood obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. He consults for several childhood obesity advocacy groups and government agencies.

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