So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Case Against Sugar tells you what you need to know-before or after you read Gary Taubes's book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Case Against Sugar includes: Chapter-by-chapter overviews. Profiles of the main characters. Detailed timeline of key events. Important quotes. Fascinating trivia. Glossary of terms. Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work. About The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes: In his New York Times-bestseller, journalist Gary Taubes reveals how sugar became a staple in our diet and how it may be the biggest threat to our health since tobacco. Citing decades of scientific research, Taubes meticulously makes the case that sugar causes a host of diseases from obesity and diabetes to heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer's. Obesity and diabetes are pandemic around the world, with more than half a billion people considered obese, including one in three Americans. With more and more American adults being diagnosed with diabetes, the once uncommon disease has followed the spread of the sugar-rich Western diet around the globe. Tracing the history of sugar; detailing studies on how it can lead to weight gain and other medical problems; and chronicling the lengths to which the powerful sugar industry has gone to hide this information, Taubes reveals traditional advice recommending a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet is wrong-it's sugar we should be looking out for. The summary and analysis in this eBook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.