The Case Against Sugar

  • by Gary Taubes
  • Narrated by Mike Chamberlain
  • 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick.
Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever. Obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical, society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss, and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.


What the Critics Say

"[Taubes] helps us understand how to make better decisions regarding sugar as individuals and as a nation." (Library Journal)
"The obesity epidemic is an ever-growing threat to the overall health of our nation. In making the case against sugar, Gary Taubes details the often insidious efforts by the sugar industry to hide how harmful it is, just as the tobacco companies once did. This is required reading for not only every parent, but every American." (Katie Couric)
"This deeply researched, well-reasoned exploration of the history and biology of sugar would convince any supreme court of nutrition that it is sugar, not fat, that should be indicted and limited. Doctors, scientists, policymakers, and concerned eaters would do well to heed Gary Taubes's advice." (Mark Hyman, M.D., author of The Blood Sugar Solution)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great Book - Gary is a legend !

The research is thorough and the information as shocking as it is compelling. Let's hope it will persuade the general public that the verdict is heeded. A must read for anyone interested in living a life free of disease.
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- Matthew Carter

Interesting and important account

Would you try another book written by Gary Taubes or narrated by Mike Chamberlain?

Interesting history of our approach to sugar and health risks linked to everyday consumption; an important book, very well researched.
Not too sure about the narrator though - ended up reading the kindle version instead!

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- hmb_UK

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-12-2016
  • Publisher: Random House Audio