ISBN 0 3. To order, see www. Butz achieved this by vastly increasing corn production, thereby boosting the manufacture of high fructose corn syrup used in sweetening cola drinks. Consumers were easily seduced into buying more for less.
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ISBN 0 3. To order, see www. Butz achieved this by vastly increasing corn production, thereby boosting the manufacture of high fructose corn syrup used in sweetening cola drinks.
Consumers were easily seduced into buying more for less. Unfortunately, studies in Scotland and Canada implicated fructose in insulin resistance, while highly saturated palm oil tended to raise total cholesterol, thereby contributing to atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease.
Critser denounces the fast food companies for their penetration of school lunch programmes by providing foods high in fats and sugars—for example, pizzas and sodas on campus. Critser points out that obesity disproportionately plagues the poor and working poor and he finds most of America in deep denial about the class and age aspects of obesity.
There is a chapter devoted to the dire consequences of obesity, so well known to doctors—type 2 diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, stroke, osteoarthritis of the weightbearing joints, and an increased risk of cancer.
The book contains a useful appendix, which includes the prevalence of obesity in regions and states, and a body mass index chart. Fat Land is a well written report on the obese American, and how he or she got that way. And if America is out in front, can the United Kingdom be far behind?
Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World
Greg Critser. Fat land: how Americans became the fattest people in the world. Boston, Massachusetts, USA. ISBN: hardcover. E-mail: hc. The physiological mechanism causing the increase in obesity is no mystery: Americans eat more calories than they burn, and the excess energy is stored as fat. Despite its encyclopedic content, Fat land is a fascinating read because of his clear and entertaining writing style.
Fat land: how Americans became the fattest people in the world
In order to gain more knowledge concerning the background of obesity, food, diet, as well as modern and past takes on nutrition and health. Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services. September December 5, On this website, Key Ingredients: America By Food , does just that, creating a timeline of common foods over years.
Fat Land by Greg Critser (A.B.)
In this review, I go chapter to chapter with my own notes. I like how he takes a very long look at the history of obesity, exercise, food and other related issues of this country. Highly recommended. Knowledge, knowledge, knowledge - plenty of information on history, social class, race, health, biology, research, habits of children, etc. Sound journalism - from what I can tell, anyway. Great notes with additional comments on each chapter , sources, quotes, and observations. Book focuses mainly on California and Texas.