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In , when British scientist John Yudkin first proved that sugar was bad for our health, he was ignored by the majority of the medical profession and rubbished by the food industry. We should have heeded his warning. Today, one in four adults in the UK are overweight. There is an epidemic of obese six-month-olds around the globe. Sugar consumption has tripled since the Second World War. Using everyday language and a range of scientific evidence, Professor Yudkin explores the ins and out of sugar, from the different types - is brown sugar really better than white?
Brought up to date by childhood obesity expert Dr Robert Lustig MD, his classic expose on the hidden dangers of sugar is essential reading for anyone interested in their health, the health of their children and the health of modern society.
Review Text Using everyday language and a range of scientific evidence, this book explores the ins and out of sugar, from the different types - is brown sugar really better for us than white? Telegraph, Top 10 Diet Books show more.
He became internationally famous with his book Pure, White and Deadly, first published in , and was one of the first scientists to claim that sugar was a major cause of obesity and heart disease. Robert H. Lustig, MD has spent the past twenty years treating childhood obesity and studying the effects of sugar on the central nervous system and metabolism.
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Pure, White and Deadly : How Sugar Is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop It
A couple of years ago, an out-of-print book published in by a long-dead British professor suddenly became a collector's item. Copies that had been lying dusty on bookshelves were selling for hundreds of pounds, while copies were also being pirated online. How exactly did a long-forgotten book suddenly become so prized? The cause was a ground-breaking lecture called Sugar: the Bitter Truth by Robert Lustig, professor of paediatric endocrinology at the University of California, in which Lustig hailed Yudkin's work as "prophetic".
John Yudkin: the man who tried to warn us about sugar
The book and author suffered a barrage of criticism at the time, particularly from the sugar industry , processed-food manufacturers, and Ancel Keys , an American physiologist who argued in favour of restricting dietary fat, not sugar, and who sought to ridicule Yudkin's work. Two further editions of the book were published, the second after Yudkin's death in An expanded version appeared in , revised by Yudkin himself, to include much additional research evidence. In the book was re-published by Penguin Books with a new introduction by Robert Lustig to reflect the changed nutritional context that the book had helped to create. The book was first published in in New York by the publisher Peter H.
Pure, White, and Deadly: How Sugar Is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop It
Look Inside. Lustig, the bestselling author of Fat Chance. Scientist John Yudkin was the first to sound the alarm about the excess of sugar in the diet of modern Americans. He explores the ins and out of sugar, from the different types—is brown sugar really better than white? In , Yudkin was mostly ignored by the health industry and media, but the events of the last forty years have proven him spectacularly right. Brought up-to-date by childhood obesity expert Dr. Robert H.
Pure, White, and Deadly