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Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World

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"An in-depth, well-researched, and thoughtful exploration of the 'fat boom' in America." -- TheBoston Globe

Low carb, high protein, raw foods... despite our seemingly endless obsession with fad diets, the startling truth is that six out of ten Americans are overweight or obese. In Fat Land, award-winning nutrition and health journalist Greg Critser examines the facts and societal factors behind the sensational headlines, taking on everything from supersize to Super Mario, high-fructose corn syrup to the high costs of physical education.

With a sharp eye and even sharper tongue, Critser examines why pediatricians are now treating conditions rarely seen in children before; why type 2 diabetes is on the rise; the personal struggles of those with weight problems -- especially among the poor -- and how agribusiness has altered our waistlines.

Praised by the New York Times as "absorbing" and by Newsday as "riveting," this disarmingly funny, yet truly alarming, exposé stands as an important examination of one of the most pressing medical and social issues in the United States.

"One scary book and a good companion to Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation." -- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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  • Publication Date: November 1, 2017
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Print Length: 252 Pages
  • File Size: 1,866 KB

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