Killer Colas

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2011-06-30
  • Publisher: Square One Pub
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It'"s as American as fast foods, ice cream, and candy bars. So why are people saying all those nasty things about soft drinks? The answer is simple: All those terrible things are true. And while the facts may be hard to swallow, it is high time we look at the damage that has been done by our long-running love affair with the beverage industry. In their new book, Killer Colas, Dr. Nancy Appleton and G.N. Jacobs provide a startling picture of a greedy industry hell-bent on destroying our country'"s health, no matter what the cost. Over the last twenty-five years, the sale of sodas, energy beverages, and sports drinks has exploded, as has the incidence of adult and childhood obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and stroke. In Killer Colas, the authors detail why this downward spiral has occurred. They look at the history and growth of the soft drink industry from fountain shops to multinational mega-corporations; they examine the industry'"s powerful influence over the media; and they look at the addictive and harmful ingredients these companies have added to their formulas. The authors also offer scientific evidence that links our growing consumption of soft drinks with our declining health. In the light of our country'"s health crisis, the consequences of our addiction to soft drinks can no longer be ignored. Killer Colas exposes the facts behind an addiction that is just as powerful and dangerous as our love of tobacco. Once you have read this book, you will never look at a soft drink in the same way.

Author Biography

Nancy Appleton, PhD, earned her BS in clinical nutrition from UCLA and her PhD in health services from Walden University. An avid researcher, Dr. Appleton has lectured extensively throughout the world and has appeared on numerous television and radio talk shows. She is the best-selling author of Stopping Inflammation, Suicide by Sugar, Lick the Sugar Habit, and Healthy Bones. She currently lives in San Diego, California. G.N. Jacobs is a general reporter and a filmmaker with features, shorts, and documentaries to his credit. Mr. Jacobs runs the online literary magazine Smoking Lizard. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 3
Homeostasis and Body Chemistryp. 5
How Did We Get Here?p. 11
The Ingredientsp. 19
Soft Drinks and Other Sweetened Beveragesp. 35
Links to Current Health Epidemicsp. 49
Soft Drink Addictionp. 67
Marketing Madnessp. 77
How to Solve the Problemp. 87
Conclusionp. 97
Glossaryp. 99
Resourcesp. 103
Recommended Readingp. 109
Referencesp. 111
About the Authorsp. 121
Indexp. 123
Order Formsp. 129
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