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ISBN13: 9781401323448
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THIS BOOK COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

-Every five seconds, one more person develops diabetes.

-Worldwide, 285 million people are affected by type 2 diabetes.

-Many of them have no idea.

Here is the personal story of one man who has unearthed the mysteries of this global epidemic and offers hard-won practical advice for how readers can take control of their lives and combat this deadly disease.

"Sugar Nation is a must-read! As a fitness expert myself, who has dealt with family diabetes and coaching families on how to limit their sugar intake, this book is a fundamental tool in educating the world on just how dangerous dietary sugar can be. Jeff O'Connell's direct yet user-friendly approach to this important and overlooked subject is more than refreshing. All will benefit from picking this book up."

--Jennifer Nicole Lee, author of The Jennifer Nicole Lee Fitness Model Diet

Review:

"Men's Health writer O'Connell (LL Cool J's Platinum Workout) delivers a smart, personally inspired health wakeup call in no uncertain terms: our excessive consumption of carbohydrates is killing us and wrecking our health-care system. Diabetes has reached 'global pandemic' proportions, he argues, especially among youth; and while this 'invisible disease' has been studied intensively since the role of insulin in regulating the body's sugar was understood by the 1920s (type 1 diabetes means the pancreas can no longer produce insulin, while type 2, the most prevalent today, means the body makes too much and systems begin failing), the message that the latter is entirely preventable due to a closely watched low-carb, high-protein diet has been obscured and downright denied. After witnessing the slow, agonizing death of his father from diabetes, O'Connell, too, got the 'tap on the shoulder' when he was diagnosed with prediabetes and subsequently informed himself on how to radically alter his diet and lifestyle. What he learned, mystifyingly, was that most official organizations, like the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and doctors still prescribe a low-fat, high-carb diet and a host of drugs with perilous side effects. In his well-researched, reasoned work, O'Connell flips this myth and offers sage, usable advice in choosing foods, exercising, and challenging this stealthy killer. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Jeff O'Connell is editorial director and publisher at Bodybuilding.com, part of Liberty Media Corporation. He was formerly editor-in-chief at Muscle and Fitness and executive writer at Men's Health, where he remains a contributing editor. His feature writing has been cited in both the Best American Sports Writing and Best American Science and Nature Writing anthologies. He has coauthored four books, including Mario Lopez's Knockout Fitness and LL Cool J's Platinum Workout, which became a New York Times bestseller.

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kathysez, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by kathysez)
Okay, this might not have been the usual type of book for something like the Puddly Awards, but as far as gaining personal information that has helped me understand weight, health, blood sugar, and the "hidden truth behind America's deadliest habit", this book provided so many a-ha moments that it has been my most recommended. Pages folded, photocopied, quotes sent to friends, on FB, yellow highlighted stats, this would be my book of the year hand down. We may not all like certain genres of books, perhaps not a sci-fi person, or romance fiend, but this is one book that anyone can benefit from- especially with all those resolutions being made right about now. To your health!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781401323448
Subtitle:
The Hidden Truth Behind America's Deadliest Habit and the Simple Way to Beat It
Author:
O'connell, Jeff
Author:
O'Connell, Jeff
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Subject:
Men's Health
Subject:
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes
Subject:
Diabetes -- United States.
Subject:
Diseases - General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Mens Health
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Illnesses
Subject:
Diseases - Diabetes
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20110719
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 x 1 in 1.1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Men's Health writer O'Connell (LL Cool J's Platinum Workout) delivers a smart, personally inspired health wakeup call in no uncertain terms: our excessive consumption of carbohydrates is killing us and wrecking our health-care system. Diabetes has reached 'global pandemic' proportions, he argues, especially among youth; and while this 'invisible disease' has been studied intensively since the role of insulin in regulating the body's sugar was understood by the 1920s (type 1 diabetes means the pancreas can no longer produce insulin, while type 2, the most prevalent today, means the body makes too much and systems begin failing), the message that the latter is entirely preventable due to a closely watched low-carb, high-protein diet has been obscured and downright denied. After witnessing the slow, agonizing death of his father from diabetes, O'Connell, too, got the 'tap on the shoulder' when he was diagnosed with prediabetes and subsequently informed himself on how to radically alter his diet and lifestyle. What he learned, mystifyingly, was that most official organizations, like the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and doctors still prescribe a low-fat, high-carb diet and a host of drugs with perilous side effects. In his well-researched, reasoned work, O'Connell flips this myth and offers sage, usable advice in choosing foods, exercising, and challenging this stealthy killer. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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