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Sweet Poison: Why Sugar Makes Us Fat

Author: David Gillespie

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Sweet Poison

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About the author:

David Gillespie is a recovering corporate lawyer, co-founder of a successful software company and consultant to the IT industry. He is also the father of six young children (including one set of twins). With such a lot of extra time on his hands, and 40 extra kilos on his waistline, he set out to investigate why he, like so many in his generation, was fat. He deciphered the latest medical findings on diet and weight gain and what he found was chilling. Being fat was the least of his problems. He needed to stop poisoning himself.

David, a smart corporate lawyer equipped with an enquiring mind, begins to query why it is we are so much heavier than previous generations, and discovers a culprit: sugar, or, more specifically, the fructose component of sugar. Sweet Poison exposes one of the great health scourges of our time and offers a wealth of practical and accessible information on how to avoid fructose, increase your enjoyment of food and lose weight.