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Hungry Gene: The Science of Fat and the Future of Thin
Ellen Ruppel Shell (au)
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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