Carbophobia: The Scary Truth about America's Low-Carb Craze

Carbophobia: The Scary Truth about America's Low-Carb Craze

by Michael Greger
     
 

Everywhere you go these days, it seems, the Atkins "A" can be found. In the first six months of 2004, no fewer than 1,864 new "low-carb" products were launched-everything from low-carb pasta to low-carb gummy bears. Yet warnings from medical authorities continue to pour in. How have low-carb diet gurus managed to mislead millions of people onto a diet opposed by so… See more details below

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Everywhere you go these days, it seems, the Atkins "A" can be found. In the first six months of 2004, no fewer than 1,864 new "low-carb" products were launched-everything from low-carb pasta to low-carb gummy bears. Yet warnings from medical authorities continue to pour in. How have low-carb diet gurus managed to mislead millions of people onto a diet opposed by so many-including the American Dietetic Association, the American Medical Association, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, and the National Institutes of Health?

In the first book of its kind, Dr. Michael Greger draws together decades of research to decisively debunk the purported "science" behind the low-carb claims. Carbophobia documents just how ineffective the Atkins Diet and other low-carb plans have been in producing sustainable weight loss, and lists the known hazards inherent to the diet. This is not a case of academic "he said/she said." It is a case of major food industry players choosing to ignore all the current evidence-based dietary recommendations to protect their financial interests no matter what the human cost.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590560860
Publisher:
Lantern Books NY
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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