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The World is Fat by Barry Popkin

The World is Fat by Barry Popkin

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The World is Fat

The Fads, Trends, Policies, and Products that are Fattening the Human Race

by Barry Popkin

Penguin Group, 2009 [First Edition], ISBN 9781583333136, hardcover, dust-jacket

Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, tape residue to covers, institute stamp and sticker inside rear cover, reference number written in blue ink on publishers page, crease to one page in text (see photographs)

"For more than three decades Barry Popkin has been spearheading research on how lifestyle changes affect the body composition of people around the world.  His long-term studies have followed the spread of obesity across six continents.  In The World is Fat, he compares how we live today with how we lived half a century ago, through the stories of four families, as well as his own family life from the 1950s.
In this fascinating look at he striking changes on our lifestyles and our food system since World War II, Popkin shows how our present options fro eating and drinking - especially when combined with a dramatic reduction in physical activity at home, at work, and at school - are clashing with millions of years of evolution, to fatten the human race."

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