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The Hungry Gene The Science of Fat and the Future of Thin by Ellen Ruppel Shell

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Published by Atlantic Monthly Press .
Written in English


  • Weight Loss,
  • Popular works,
  • Obesity,
  • Health & Fitness,
  • Consumer Health,
  • Diet / Health / Fitness,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Health Care Issues,
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism,
  • Healthy Living

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8346602M
ISBN 100871138565
ISBN 109780871138569

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The Hungry Gene ends up reading like two separate books: a brief but interesting introduction to the biochemical nature of appetite, and one on the evils of Big Food. I don't disagree with the author's polemic against McDonald's et al, but it feels a little out of place given the book's title/5. The Hungry Gene: The Science of Fat and the Future of Thin by Ellen Ruppel Shell. According to the World Health Organization: The UK is the second most obese nation on the planet [the US is the first]. One in five British adults is obese Two-thirds of men and half of women are overweight 31, British deaths a year are obesity. In a rare blend of erudition and entertainment, acclaimed science journalist Ellen Ruppel Shell reveals the secret history and subtle politics behind the explosion of obesity. Shell traces the epidemic's inception in the Ice Age, its rise during the Industrial Revolution, and its growth through the early days of medicine and into modernity. She takes readers to the front lines of the struggle /5(3). “The Hungry Gene takes us on a fascinating worldwide inquiry into the biological and social roots of the obesity epidemic. Shell is a gifted writer and observer with a fine mastery of her subject, and her book is chock full of wonderful characterizations, rich ironies, and .

THE HUNGRY GENE: The Science of Fat and the Future of Thin Ellen Ruppel Shell, Author. Atlantic Monthly $25 (p) ISBN Buy this book More than billion people worldwide.   The Hungry Gene: The Science of Fat and the Future of Thin by Ellen Ruppel Shell pp, Atlantic, £ It is hard to imagine anyone more sympathetic towards overweight people than . The Hunger Games is a dystopian novel by the American writer Suzanne is written in the voice of year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in the future, post-apocalyptic nation of Panem in North America. The Capitol, a highly advanced metropolis, exercises political control over the rest of the Hunger Games is an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12–18 Author: Suzanne Collins. Gene Eating book. Read 34 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In an age of misinformation and pseudo-science, the world is getting fa /5.

The Hungry Gene (Paperback) Average rating: 4 out of 5 stars, based on 2 reviews 2 reviews. Ellen Ruppel Shell. Walmart # $ $ 53 shook my confidence in the book as a whole. But not by much. She argues that 'the obesity pandemic is less a matter of individual differences than of societal pressure, and of the institutions 4/5(2).   The Hungry Gene: The Science of Fat and the Future of Thin by Ellen Ruppel Shell will be published by Atlantic Books on January To place an order .   "The Hungry Gene" takes readers behind the scenes of the food industry, academia and the government, because they are all linked, in some way, by fat. THE HUNGRY GENE. The Science of Fat and the Future of Thin. by Ellen Ruppel Shell. by Ellen Ruppel Shell SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS: Nonfiction. THE HUNGRY BRAIN. by Stephan Guyenet our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email : Ellen Ruppel Shell.