Fat Wars, Paperback Book


We are facing a gathering health crisis of epic proportions.

The crisis is obesity and the diseases linked to it - hypertension, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

While multinational drug companies race to find a cure, the problem only worsens, with experts declaring thatthe UK is the second most obese nation on the planet and that 31,000 death a year in Britain are obesity-related.In a rare blend of cutting-edge science, history and personal stories, Shell builds a compelling narrative culminating in a thought-provoking - and radical - call to arms.

This is the definitive account of how the western world got fat - and what we can do about it.'A fascinating book...

Shell has a droll manner and narrative gift that transforms the most unpromising chapters of obesity R&D into observant little dramas...

An illuminating history of overweight' Catherine Bennett, Guardian'A real steel magnolia of a book.

A political fist clenched inside a scientific glove.

Charmingly written with plenty of human interest and colour, its underlying message is nonetheless clear and radical.' Jerome Burne, Financial Times


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
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  • Category: Popular medicine & health
  • ISBN: 9781843541424

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