Is the Western Diet Making the World Sick?

Is the Western Diet Making the World Sick?

by Susan C. Hunnicut


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737761924
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 01/04/2013
Series: At Issue Series: Health
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Poverty Is a Major Factor Contributing to Obesity and Poor Health Daniel Engber 11

2 Lifestyle Diseases Are Increasing in the Developing World Felicity Lawrence 17

3 American Agribusiness Promotes Diabetes and Other Chronic Diseases Michael Pollan 26

4 Industrialized Agriculture Has Produced an Unhealthy Food System David Wallinga 32

5 Conventional Wisdom About Diet and Health Is Always Changing Rick Berman 41

6 Personal Choices Can Lead to Better Health Anthony L. Komaroff Robert A. Weinberg 44

7 Residents of "Food Deserts" Lack Access to Nutritious Foods Michele Ver Ploeg 52

8 In Depth Briefing: America's "Food Deserts": The Week 60

9 Federal Guidelines for Food and Health Are Often Confusing Jane Black 65

10 Doctors Should Stress Food Variety, Minimal Processing, and Moderation Marion Nestle 71

11 A Plant-Based Diet Is Healthier than the Standard Western Diet Malavika Velayanikal 76

12 A High-Protein, Low-Carb Diet Is Healthier than the Standard Western Diet Conner Middelmann-Whitney 80

Organizations to Contact 85

Bibliography 89

Index 94

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