Fat Wars: The Inside Story of the Obesity Industry

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This title looks at the spread of obesity worldwide. It reveals the existence of a gene that causes obesity and looks at how medicine is dealing with the fat crisis with radical surgical techniques. It also looks at the culture behind the crisis.

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Nourishing but absolutely readable... This bookwill tell you why we've become overweight the world over, and what we can do about it. -- Annalisa Barbieri, Independent

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We are facing a gathering health crisis of epic proportions. The crisis is obesity and the diseases linked to it - hypertension, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. While multinational drug companies race to find a cure, the problem only worsens, with experts declaring that the UK is the second most obese nation on the planet and that 31,000 death a year in Britain are obesity-related. In a rare blend of cutting-edge science, history and personal stories, Shell builds a compelling narrative culminating in a thought-provoking - and radical - call to arms. This is the definitive account of how the western world got fat - and what we can do about it.

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