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Hungry Gene: The Science of Fat and the Future of Thin
America today faces a gathering health crisis of e

Our Price: $25.00
By Ellen Ruppel Shell (au)
Year: 2002
Pages: 294
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 0-87113-856-5

Product Code: 1422352439

America today faces a gathering health crisis of epic proportions: obesity & the diseases linked to it  -- hypertension, diabetes, cancer, & heart disease. Here, Shell reveals the secret history & subtle politics behind the explosion of obesity in the U.S., & the world. Offers an insiderís look into the radical & controversial pharmacological & surgical techniques used to combat what drug makers have dubbed the trillion-dollar disease, exposing the collusion between scientists & industry that have endangered  thousands of victims. Illustrates the breakthrough that proved  that obesity is not a matter of gluttony or weak will but of vulnerable genes preyed upon by a hostile environment. Takes aim at the obesity-enabling culture that lies behind the crisis.

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