The Fat of the Land: The Obesity Epidemic and How Overweight Americans Can Help Themselves

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Penguin Publishing Group, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 352 pages
Few Americans are aware that obesity contributes to 300,000 deaths a year in America. Now medical journalist Michael Fumento--himself a veteran of the diet wars--turns his searing eye to the institutions, corporations, and individuals whose quick-fix weight-loss programs misinform the public while feeding a multibillion dollar industry.

Scouring thousands of scientific studies and interviewing dozens of health experts, Fumento exposes the diet industry for what it is, explodes the myths of genetics and low metabolism, and dismisses the low-fat-food fib, showing how "lite" is loaded with unwanted calories and "non-fat" makes us fatter. Most important, he offers honest, healthy, and helpful information about how important it is to lose excess weight, and how to keep it off forever.

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``The very act of living in the United States puts you at great risk for obesity,'' warns science writer Fumento in this harangue with a clear message: The fault, dear fatties, lies in overconsumption ... Read full review

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Despite a $39 billion diet industry and the proliferation of "fat free, sugar-free, guilt-free" foods, Americans are fatter than ever and fatter than anyone else in the world. Fumento, a medical ... Read full review


The Perils of Poundage
One Nation Overweight
The LowFat Myth

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About the author (1998)

Michael Fumento is a medical journalist and author of the controversial The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

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