Pure, White And Deadly

Pure, White And Deadly

How Sugar Is Killing Us And What We Can Do To Stop It

Book - 2012
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Sugar is killing us Why do we eat so much of it? What are its hidden dangers? In 1972, 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, 1 in 4 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? - to how it is hidden inside our everyday foods, and how it is damaging our health. Brought up-to-date by childhood obesity expert Dr Robert Lustig M.D., his classic exposé 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.
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2012.
ISBN: 9780241965283
Characteristics: xii, 200 p. ; 20 cm.
Alternative Title: Sweet and dangerous.


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nevans71 Apr 10, 2016

Nothing new--except when you consider it was written in 1972. Yudkin was silenced by Ancel Keys and his acolytes. Lustig only learned about Yudkin's work within the last decade. Until then, the book was nearly impossible to find.

Jul 22, 2014

Nothing new here, and there could be so much more considering all the new data available on sugar and its connection to a whole host of diseases.

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