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Summary and Analysis of The Case Against Sugar

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Case Against Sugar tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Gary Taubes’s book.
Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.
This short summary and analysis of The Case Against Sugar includes: Chapter-by-chapter overviewsProfiles of the main charactersDetailed timeline of key eventsImportant quotesFascinating triviaGlossary of termsSupporting material to enhance your understanding of the original workAbout The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes:
In his New York Times–bestseller, journalist Gary Taubes reveals how sugar became a staple in our diet and how it may be the biggest threat to our health since tobacco. Citing decades of scientific research, Taubes meticulously makes the case that sugar causes a host of diseases from obesity and diabetes to heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s.
Obesity and diabetes are pandemic around the world, with more than half a billion people considered obese, including one in three Americans. With more and more American adults getting diagnosed with diabetes, the once uncommon disease has followed the spread of the sugar-rich Western diet around the globe.
Tracing the history of sugar; detailing studies on how it can lead to weight gain and other medical problems; and chronicling the lengths to which the powerful sugar industry has gone to hide this information, Taubes reveals traditional advice recommending a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet is wrong—it’s sugar we should be looking out for.
The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
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  • Svetlana Kushchshared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    Интересно, полезно, откликается

  • Mlle Mélancolieshared an impression6 years ago

    I found a few interesting things there 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Юлия Даниловаshared an impression5 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot


  • IrenaWhohas quoted5 years ago
    Taubes takes the stance that even a little bit of sugar in our diets may be too much. Because sugar consumption has increased over the centuries, each subsequent generation may find it more difficult to undo the damage done.
  • IrenaWhohas quoted5 years ago
    Sugar activates the same pleasure centers in our brains as cocaine and heroin, but because it doesn’t cause the type of destructive behavior seen in alcoholics and drug users, we haven’t sought to study it as a drug.
  • Юлия Даниловаhas quoted5 years ago
    Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain’s Silent Killers
    by David Perlmutter

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