Fat Land : How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World (Paperback)

Author: Critser, Greg

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From "FAT LAND Today Americans are the fattest people on the face of the earth (save for the inhabitants of a few South Seas islands). About 61 percent of Americans are overweight--overweight enough to begin experiencing health problems as a direct result of that weight. About 20 percent of us are obese--so fat that our lives will likely be cut short by excess fat. More than 5 million Americans now meet the definition of morbid obesity; they are so obese that they qualify for a radical surgical technique known as gastroplasty, wherein the stomach is surgically altered so as to keep food from being digested. (The American Bariatric Society, whose members perform gastroplasty, reports that its waiting lists are months long and that its surgeons "can't keep up.")

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Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780618380602
SKU 33870555
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0618380604
Release Date 1/1/2004
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.5T
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"Savvy and scary."
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Annotation FAT LAND explores how restaurants, educators, TV personalities, corporations, and millions of parents across America have allowed obesity to become a national crisis, and considers what it may take to fix the problem.
Editors Note A thought-provoking look at the American diet offers an in-depth study of the social, political, cultural, economic, and nutritional factors that have made Americans the victims of an epidemic of obesity. Reprint.
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Number of Pages 0232
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