Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized The Way We Think About Food

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InVitamania,award-winning journalist Catherine Price takes readers on a lively journey through the past, present and future of the mysterious micronutrients known as human vitamins--an adventure that includes poison squads and political maneuvering, irradiated sheep grease and smuggled rats.Part history, part science, part personal exploration, Price's witty and engaging book reveals how vitamins have profoundlyshaped our attitudes toward eating, and investigates the emerging science of how what we eat might affect our offspring for generations to come.

[An]absorbing and meticulously researchedhistory of the beginnings and causes of our obsession with vitamins and nutrition. --The New York Times

Measured, funny, and fascinating. The only thing that Catherine Price is selling here is good reporting, engaging storytelling, and more than you thought you could possibly learn about vitamins. If you need vitamins to survive (you do), you should read this book. --Scientific American

A deeply satisfying masterpiece of nutrition science writing.
--Network HealthDieticians' Magazine(British nutritionists' journal)

[Price's] investigation, full of scurvy-ridden sailors, questionable nutritional supplements and solid science, is both entertaining and enlightening. --Discover

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