Gary Taubes has done an excellent job in explaining why sugar is so terrible for the body I am seeing a nutritionist to help me with my weight and on my last visit she stated to me that you can eat any food in moderation My response to her was, What does moderation mean I guess a person could smoke crack in moderation but no one recommends that Taubes stated it clearly in his book that the people who say eat in moderation typically don t have a weight problem, and my nutritionist does n Gary Taubes has done an excellent job in explaining why sugar is so terrible for the body I am seein From The Best Selling Author Of Why We Get Fat, A Groundbreaking, Eye Opening Expose That Makes The Convincing Case That Sugar Is The Tobacco Of The New Millennium Backed By Powerful Lobbies, Entrenched In Our Lives, And Making Us Very Sick.Among Americans, Diabetes Is Prevalent Today Than Ever Obesity Is At Epidemic Proportions Nearly 10% Of Children Are Thought To Have Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease And Sugar Is At The Root Of These, And Other, Critical Society Wide, Health Related Problems With His Signature Command Of Both Science And Straight Talk, Gary Taubes Delves Into Americans History With Sugar Its Uses As A Preservative, As An Additive In Cigarettes, The Contemporary Overuse Of High Fructose Corn Syrup He Explains What Research Has Shown About Our Addiction To Sweets He Clarifies The Arguments Against Sugar, Corrects Misconceptions About The Relationship Between Sugar And Weight Loss And Provides The Perspective Necessary To Make Informed Decisions About Sugar As Individuals And As A Society. This book delves into Western civilization s history with sugar and its increasing rate of consumption since introduction of refined sugar into the Western diet With this increased consumption also came the economic power of the sugar industry that throughout most of the twentieth century was the funder of nutritional research that tended to focus of causes for Western diseases in directions other that sugar itself.The rate of occurrence of diabetes, heart disease, gout, and a host of other chr This book delves into Western civilization s history with sugar and its increasing rate of consumption since introduction of refined sugar into the Western diet With this increased consumption also came the economic power of the sugar industry that throughout most of the twentieth century was the funder of nutritional research that tended to focus of causes for Western diseases in directions other that sugar itself.The rate of occurrence of diabetes, heart disease, gout, and a host of other chronic conditions pretty much parallels the rate of increase of sugar consumption Throughout the twentieth century researchers seemed to want to blame saturated fats and cholesterol but had difficultly establishing links through subsequent health studies Reluctance to distinguish between complex carbohydrates and simple sugar carbohydrate and refusing to accept the possibility of d Guess what Sugar is not a healthy food Who knew In fact, according to Gary Taubes, it causes just about every disease of Western civilization and we probably shouldn t eat it at all, which kind of reminded me of all the other nutrition doomsday books I ve read over the years The China Studydon t eat meat or dairy, you will get sick and die Wheat Bellydon t eat wheat, you will get s Having been on a zero sugar diet for the past three weeks and planning to make it a lifestyle change see my review of Zero Sugar Diet The 14 Day Plan to Flatten Your Belly, Crush Cravings, and Help Keep You Lean for Life , I wanted to read a bitabout the science behind the claim that the added sugars in processed foods could possibly be the cause of the current obesity and diabetes epidemic Intuition, common sense and observation tells one it is true but so many diet fads have come and Having been on a zero sugar diet for the past three weeks and planning to make it a lifestyle change see my review of Zero Sugar Diet The 14 Day Plan to Flatten Your Belly, Crush Cravings, and Help Keep You Lean for Life , I wanted to read a bitabout the science behind the claim that the added sugars in processed foods could possibly be the cause of the current obesity and diabetes epidemic Intuition, common sense and observation tells one it is true but so many diet fads have come and gone, that a little healthy skepticism is warranted This book does not provide proof but does givefood for thought pun intended There are very few studies to back up any of this as the big clinical trial money has been focused on shori Medicine is mostly taught untethered from its history, asserts Gary Taubes at the beginning of this book Students are taught what to believe, but not always the evidence on which their beliefs are based This book is a much needed history of sugar I can think of nowhere else where failure to look at the evidence on which medical beliefs are based has had, and continues to have, such tragic consequences.The leading authority who dominated the teaching about diabetes during the twentieth and Medicine is mostly taught untethered from its history, asserts Gary Taubes at the beginning of this book Students are taught what to believe, but not always the evidence on which their beliefs are based This book is a much needed history of sugar I can think of nowhere else where failure to look at the evidence on which medical beliefs are based has had, and continues to have, such tragic consequences.The leading authority who dominated the teaching about diabetes main take aways a calorie is not a calorie fats in food are not bad sugar causes diabetes, gout, cancer, bad breath, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, MRSA, depression, economic inequality, republicans, nazis, trump, and alzheimer s the sugar industry uses tactics similar to climate change deniers it is almost impossible to not eat sugar there is as much sense in eating Amazingly eye opening, and truly terrifying It s hard to grasp the huge impact of refined sugar on human evolution, and once again thanks to greedy lobbies, we happily march towards our doom, so that the sugar industry barons may continue to enjoy the profits of providing us with our drug of choice It s unbelievable that governments try to regulate recreational drugs, at the same time when one of the most toxic inventions of humanity is virtually promoted as a healthy alternative to the o Amazingly eye opening, and truly terrifying It s hard to grasp the huge impact of refined sugar on human evolution, and once again thanks to greedy lobbies, we happily march towards our doom, so that the sugar industry barons may continue to enjoy the profits of providing us with our drug of choice It s unbelievable that governm I happened to be reading this at the same time as I was listening to a three part Freakonomics podcast series called Bad Medicine, and they both hit on the same problem the emphasis upon eminence based medicine, rather than evidence based medicine, i.e., if a renowned practitioner is behind a hypothesis, that can be enough to direct, or at least influence, decades of research and practice This is especially critical in the science of sugar, because Taubes point is that the damage done by I happened to be reading this at the same time as I was listening to a three part Freakonomics podcast series called Bad Medicine, a Informative general history Taubes is a good explainer even if I still wonder about his tendency to zoom in on a particular diet vice it was fat and now it s sugar His Why We Get Fat was over simplified almost to the point of inaccuracy, but it turns out to have been a sloppy distillation of his Good Fats, Bad Fats This new book doesn t offer self help advice, but serves several other purposes a history of sugar and how it entered the human diet, a physiology lesson on human diseases Informative general history Taubes is a good explainer even if I still wonder about his tendency to zoom in on a particular diet vice it was fat and now it s sugar His Why We Get Fat was over simplified almost to the point of inaccuracy, but it turns out to have been a sloppy distillation of his Good Fats, Bad Fats This new book doesn t offer self help advice, but serves several other purposes a history of su