Table of Contents for Fat Chance : Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease


Introduction: Time to Think Outside the Box xi
Part I The Greatest Story Ever Sold
1 A Fallacy of Biblical Proportion
3(6)
2 A Calorie Is a Calorie-or Is It?
9(13)
3 Personal Responsibility versus the Obese Six-Month-Old
22(11)
Part II To Eat or Not to Eat? That's Not the Question
4 Gluttony and Sloth-Behaviors Driven by Hormones
33(15)
5 Food Addiction-Fact or Fallacy
48(16)
6 Stress and "Comfort Food"
64(11)
Part III "Chewing" the Fat
7 The Birth, Care, and Feeding of a Fat Cell
75(10)
8 The Difference Between "Fat" and "Sick"
85(8)
9 Metabolic Syndrome: The New Scourge
93(12)
Part IV The "Real" Toxic Environment
10 The Omnivore's Curse: Low Fat versus Low Carb
105(12)
11 Fructose-The "Toxin"
117(13)
12 Fiber-Half the Antidote
130(9)
13 Exercise-The Other Half of the Antidote
139(11)
14 Micronutrients: Home Run or Hyperbole?
150(8)
15 Environmental "Obesogens"
158(8)
16 The "Empire" Strikes Back: Response of the Food Industry
166(17)
Part V The Personal Solution
17 Altering Your Food Environment
183(26)
18 Altering Your Hormonal Environment
209(9)
19 Last Resorts: When Altering Your Environment Isn't Enough
218(11)
Part VI The Public Health Solution
20 The "Nanny State": Personal versus Societal Responsibility
229(10)
21 What Hath Government Wrought?
239(16)
22 A Call for Global Sugar Reduction
255(17)
Epilogue: Not a Top-Down but a Bottom-Up Movement 272(5)
Acknowledgments 277(4)
Notes 281(22)
Glossary 303(4)
Index 307