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by Barry Popkin

Download The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies, and Products That Are Fatteningthe Human Race eBook
ISBN:
1583333134
Author:
Barry Popkin
Category:
Diets & Weight Loss
Language:
English
Publisher:
Avery (December 26, 2008)
Pages:
240 pages
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1277 kb
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Rating:
4.7
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The World is Fat book.

The World is Fat book. Fast Food Nation meets The World Is Flat in this eye-opening look. In The World Is Fat, Barry Popkin argues that the fattening of the human race is not simply about that next cheeseburger; rather, it is a result of an unprecedented collision of human biology with trends in technology, globalization, government policy, and the food industry that are changing how we eat and how we live.

Popkin argues that widespread obesity-and the chronic health problems that contribute to the bulk of deaths in the world-is less a result of poor dietary choices than about a hi-tech, interconnected world in which governments and multinational corporations have extraordinary power to shape.

Popkin argues that widespread obesity-and the chronic health problems that contribute to the bulk of deaths in the world-is less a result of poor dietary choices than about a hi-tech, interconnected world in which governments and multinational corporations have extraordinary power to shape our everyday lives.

Fast Food Nationmeets The World Is Flatin this eye-opening look at the obesity .

Fast Food Nationmeets The World Is Flatin this eye-opening look at the obesity epidemic. Popkin, whose expertise in both nutrition and economics makes him uniquely qualified to write this book, compares our lifestyles today with those of half a century ago through the stories of five families living in the United States, Mexico, and India. In The World Is Fat, Barry Popkin argues that the fa Fast Food Nation meets The World Is Flat in this eye-opening look at the obesity epidemic. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies, and Products That Are Fatteningthe Human Race. Today, the planet’s . billion overweight people by far outnumber the 700 million who are undernourished.

Barry Popkin is one of the world's most distinguished experts on obesity, the global food system, and nutrition, with extensive first-hand knowledge of the trends in the . Europe, India, China, and beyond. Barry Popkin is the Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and director of the UNC Interdisciplinary Obesity Center. The book clocks in at a light 170 pages of meat in a large font, and as such, it makes a great introduction, but not a great answer, to a very serious question. 25 people found this helpful.

In The World is Fat, he now inspires parents and consumers about what we can do to help our families and . The World is Fatis compelling reading on this complex and growing societal threat.

In The World is Fat, he now inspires parents and consumers about what we can do to help our families and ourselves. ? â?”Brian Wansink, P. author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, 'The global obesity epidemic affects all of us - families, communities, and nations around the world. Dr. Barry Popkin is one of the world's most distinguished experts on obesity, the global food system, and nutrition, with extensive first-hand knowledge of the trends in the .

Dr The book clocks in at a light 170 pages of meat in a large font, and as such, it makes a great introduction, but not a great answer, to a very. His writing is remarkably clear and concise, free of jargon, and full of wisdom, balance, and good judgment. Those interested in the future of mankind should read this book. But as Barry Popkin points out, Americans aren't alone in their struggles with food and fitness. The problem is a global one. The title of Popkin's book is spun off of Thomas L. Friedman's bestselling treatise on globalization, The World Is Flat. That bit of wordplay is a McDonald's.

Barry Michael Popkin (born May 23, 1944) is an American nutrition and obesity .

Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Nutrition (as well as Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, where he is the director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Obesity. He developed the concept of "nutrition transition" Contents. 1 Early life and education.

In The World Is Fat, Barry Popkin argues that the fattening of the human race is t simply about that next cheeseburger; rather, it is a result of an unprecedented collision of human biology with trends in techlogy, globalization, government policy, and the food industry that.

In The World Is Fat, Barry Popkin argues that the fattening of the human race is t simply about that next cheeseburger; rather, it is a result of an unprecedented collision of human biology with trends in techlogy, globalization, government policy, and the food industry that are changing how we eat and how we live. Popkin, whose expertise in both nutrition and ecomics makes him uniquely qualified to write this book, compares our lifestyles today with those of half a century ago through the stories of five families living in the United States, Mexico, and India.

An evaluation of the growing rates of overweight humans in the modern world contends that obesity is occurring as a result of an unprecedented collision of human biology with trends in technology, globalization, and the food industry, in an account that compares today's lifestyles with those of fifty years ago to identify key influences.
  • Bajinn
This book was meh. Felt the authors distain for "fat people" in the text. I'm healthy and of average BMI, and even I felt judged by my occasional indulgences in items that the author disapproved of eating. If I was obese, I'd find the book an afront and nothing would get through to me.

There was a lot of great information I knew due to my previous degree, so there is good knowledge in there. It's just laced with disapproval from the author if you happen to be fat or not conform to 1950's stereotypes.

There were no in text citations in the Kindle book, which is unacceptable considering all the claims the author made. Found that quite annoying. I hope the physical text included citations.

If you have a dislike for our plumper brethren, pick up this book and you will feel right at home. As for me, I'll keep indulging in my vice of soda with dinner. Happy I don't have to eat dinner with popkin every night.
  • Kikora
A fascinating, often personal and surprisingly accessible (for a scholar of his stature) book about the global obesity epidemic and what it will take to reverse it. Popkin's deep knowledge of nutrition and the many insights he has gleaned from his extensive international experience set this book apart in an increasingly crowded field.
  • Levion
I enjoyed this book very much, I would recommend this as a starting point for anyone interested in the issue of global health and nutrition. I feel that this book is also a great introduction for health professionals looking for a way to understand the changing understanding of how our current food system is effecting overall nutrition in the population.
  • Hunaya
Popkin may scatter his own personal history a bit too much into this well-researched book, but it doesn't change the weight or the importance of the message: we are killing ourselves with the food we eat. Our choices, from fast food, to high calorie foods, to morbid inactivity are not just a US, but a global problem and Popkin calls us to action to change our patterns. We should listen to him.
  • Kagalkree
Read it...... It includes actual scholarship but is also entertaining. It helps to dispel many myths while simplifying the issue.
  • Androwyn
As advertised, in good condition, and arrived quickly. Thank you!
  • Saberdragon
Informative. I carried away a new awareness of the way the technological revolution is changing our everyday lives...including the way we eat.
I bought this book for a college seminar class I will be taking in the fall. It put a smile on my face before I even started to read it. It should prove to be a very interesting class.