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Search this site. In Fat Land, award-winning nutrition and health journalist Greg Critser examines the facts and societal factors behind the sensational headlines, taking on everything from supersize to Super Mario, high-fructose corn syrup to the high costs of physical education. With a sharp eye and even sharper tongue, Critser examines why pediatricians are now treating conditions rarely seen in children before; why type 2 diabetes is on the rise; the personal struggles of those with weight problems—especially among the poor—and how agribusiness has altered our waistlines. Book by Gilbert Dahan. Nowy Testament. Thanos Book by Tim Seeley. Jones Shipwrecked Book by Barbara Park.
In this astonishing expose, journalist Greg Critser looks beyond the sensational headlines to reveal why nearly 60 percent of Americans are now overweight. Critsers sharp-eyed reportage and sharp-tongued analysis make for a disarmingly funny andMoreIn this astonishing expose, journalist Greg Critser looks beyond the sensational headlines to reveal why nearly 60 percent of Americans are now overweight. Critsers 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. Ask a professional live poker player if Video Poker is among their list of favorites and most likely the answer will be no.
By Greg Critser. It was Colin Harrison who first prodded me to write seriously about the subject of obesity, and who held me accountable to the highest standards of journalism in the process. Likewise did Deanne Urmy help me to see the worth in a book-length treatment of the subject. I am also indebted to her for her wit, insight, and passion, which made the path to publication a pleasurable one. In the process of reporting the many-sided aspects of obesity, I was mentored by two of the best in their respective fields.
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Published by Houghton Mifflin Co. Written in English. In his illuminating first book Critser's book is a good. Although breezily written, Fat Land is a profoundly disturbing book. The forces that drive Americans to overeat are so strong and entrenched that when we reach Critser's final chapter, "What Can Be Done," it seems like a straw in the wind. The novel was all about the growth of obesity as an epidemic in the United States. Book Summary Critser's portrait of Fat America including forays into the diabetes ward of a major children's hospital make Fat Land a chilling but eloquent portrait of the cost in human lives - many of them very young lives - of America's obesity epidemic.
From the Fat of Our Souls offers a revealing new perspective on medicine, and the reasons for choosing or combining indigenous and cosmopolitan medical systems, in the Andean highlands. Closely observing the dialogue that surrounds medicine and medical care among Indians and Mestizos, Catholics and Protestants, peasants and professionals in the rural town of Kachitu, Libbet Crandon-Malamud finds that medical choice is based not on medical efficacy but on political concerns. Through the primary resource of medicine, people have access to secondary resources, the principal one being social mobility. This investigation of medical pluralism is also a history of class formation and the fluidity of both medical theory and social identity in highland Bolivia, and it is told through the often heartrending, often hilarious stories of the people who live there. Books Journals. About the Book From the Fat of Our Souls offers a revealing new perspective on medicine, and the reasons for choosing or combining indigenous and cosmopolitan medical systems, in the Andean highlands.
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