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Trillion Dollar Disease

James Meek: Fat, 7 August 2003

The Hungry Gene: The Science of Fat and the Future of Thin 
by Ellen RuppelShell.
Atlantic, 294 pp., £17.99, January 2003, 1 84354 141 6
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... able to help a few massively obese individuals around the world – 12, so far, according to Ellen RuppelShell – but the rest of the fat world will have to wait longer for its get-thin pills. The truth is, they may never come, but anyone who starts to read this book could be forgiven for thinking we’re almost ...

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