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How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World
by Greg Critser
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Category: Cultural Studies
Code: 423 |  ISBN: 0618380604 |  232 pp. |  Publication Date: 2004
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Format: Trade Paperback
About this book
In this astonishing expose, journalist Greg Critser looks beyond the sensational headlines to reveal why nearly 60 percent of Americans are now overweight. Critser's sharp-eyed reportage and sharp-tongued analysis make for a disarmingly funny and truly alarming book. Critser investigates the many factors of American life -- from supersize to Super Mario, from high-fructose corn syrup to the high cost of physical education in schools -- that have converged and conspired to make us some of the fattest people on the planet. He also explains why pediatricians are treating conditions rarely before noticed in children, why Type 2 diabetes is on the rise, and how agribusiness has unwittingly altered the American diet.

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