The Case Against Sugar

Version: Unabridged
Author: Gary Taubes
Narrator: Mike Chamberlain
Genres: Health & Fitness, Diet & Nutrition, Science & Technology
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: December 2016
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé 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 more 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.

Reviews (3)

Written by Jill Ross on March 20th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

So eye opening . It has changed my life . I have so much information now about my decision to give up sugars and starches. I will most definitely be able to prove and back up my reasoning for giving up these items. I wish I would have done it much earlier as it has changed my health and life.

Written by Toby Cleary on February 16th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Very well researched book, as all of Taubes' books. Many other high level medical authors referenced his writings and as a result I believe that his work will influence our medical system and our collective views on nutrition.

The Case Against Sugar

Written by Jennifer Braden on January 20th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Incredible book that must be listened to more than once. Taubes offers a tremendous argument, supported by historical, biochemical, statistical facts. This book could be a college course. This is a must-read for anyone who eats, period!

Author Details

Author Details

Taubes, Gary

GARY TAUBES is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine and a contributing editor at "Technology Review". He has written about science, medicine, and health for "Science, Discover, the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Fortune, Forbes, and GQ". His articles have appeared in "The Best American Science Writing" three times. He has won three Science in Society Journalism Awards, given by the National Association of Science Writers-the only print journalist so recognized-as well as awards from the American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society. His book "Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion" was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. He was educated at Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia.