Sugar Fix: Uncover the High Fructose Fall-Out That Is Making You Fat and Sick [NOOK Book]

Overview

If a particular food product were known to be a factor in serious medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and kidney disease, you might expect it to be banned outright. Yet one such substance remains a fixture in our food supply, subjecting the entire population to its insidious health effects.

The culprit is a simple sugar called fructose. In its natural form, fructose gives fruits and honey their innate sweetness. It also is the key component ...

See more details below
Sugar Fix: Uncover the High Fructose Fall-Out That Is Making You Fat and Sick

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$6.99
BN.com price
(Save 12%)$7.99 List Price

Overview

If a particular food product were known to be a factor in serious medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and kidney disease, you might expect it to be banned outright. Yet one such substance remains a fixture in our food supply, subjecting the entire population to its insidious health effects.

The culprit is a simple sugar called fructose. In its natural form, fructose gives fruits and honey their innate sweetness. It also is the key component of table sugar and a commercial sweetener known as high-fructose corn syrup, or HFCS. Check the ingredient lists on your favorite processed foods, and odds are that you'll come across HFCS-even in foods that aren't necessarily sweet, like breads, cheese spreads, soups, ketchup, and salad dressings. You may even find HFCS in baby food and pet food.

Dr. Richard J. Johnson has spent much of his distinguished career tracking the health implications of fructose and HFCS. As he reveals in The Sugar Fix, these sweeteners not only are feeding our nation's obesity epidemic-in part by suppressing the mechanisms involved in appetite-they also wreak havoc on our health. Studies by Dr. Johnson and his peers have linked fructose and HFCS to health problems as diverse as joint pain, digestive trouble, tooth decay, and impaired cognitive function. As if that weren't enough, the sweeteners may hasten the aging process, too.

The Sugar Fix is the first book to expose the hidden health dangers of fructose and HFCS-and to offer a real solution. The exclusive Low-Fructose Diet, developed by Dr. Johnson, pares your daily fructose intake to a healthy range. Follow this diet, and you can expect measurable reductions inabdominal fat, insulin resistance, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides-benefits that trim your waistline and slash your disease risk.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble
During the past decades, research scientists and investigative reports have noted the connection between American's high fructose consumption and our high rate of obesity. Veteran physician Richard Johnson is no stranger to this controversy: At the University of Florida in Gainesville, he oversees a pioneering research program. However, The Sugar Fix isn't designed as an academic study. Instead, it provides readers with a viable plan for limiting their long-term fructose intake to 25 grams per day, one-quarter of the average American's consumption.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605299730
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 209,406
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

RICHARD JOHNSON, MD, has been a practicing physician and clinical scientist for over a quarter of a century. Previously chief of nephrology and director of renal transplantation at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Dr. Johnson is now chief of nephrology, hypertension, and transplantation at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     viii
Crystals and Corn Syrup: A Brief History of Fructose
The Fructose Factor     3
Raising Cane     12
Sweet and Dangerous     27
The Price of Sugar: Fructose, Uric Acid, and Your Health
Signs of Trouble     41
The Acid Test     57
Sugar Shock     77
The (Other) Trouble with Fructose     96
Sweet Salvation: The Low-Fructose Solution
Steak and Potatoes     113
Group Therapy     125
The Case for Milk     144
The Low-Fructose Diet     154
More Than a Diet: The Low-Fructose Lifestyle
Further Steps     195
Good Questions     213
Epilogue     228
Appendices
Recipes for the Low-Fructose Diet     235
The Fructose Content of Common Foods     278
The Fructose Content of Popular Fast Foods     286
The Purine Content of Selected Foods     292
References     293
Index     296

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Posted August 15, 2011

    Good info but lots of glitches...

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)