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Pure, White and Deadly How Sugar is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop it by John Yudkin, Robert Lustig
  

Pure, White and Deadly How Sugar is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop it

Lifestyle & Health   The Real World   

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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 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.

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Synopsis

Pure, White and Deadly How Sugar is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop it by John Yudkin, Robert Lustig

Sugar. It 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 World War II.

Reviews

'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? - to how it is sneakily inserted in our everyday foods.' Telegraph, Top 10 Diet Books

'[A] valiant ... attempt to warn us against our lust for sucrose' British Medical Journal

'Arguably the leading nutritionist of his time' Guardian

About the Author

John Yudkin (8 August 1910 - 12 July 1995) was a British physiologist and nutritionist, whose books include This Slimming Business, Eat Well, Slim Well and This Nutrition Business. He became internationally famous with his book Pure, White and Deadly, first published in 1972, and was one of the first scientists to claim that sugar was a major cause of obesity and heart disease.

Robert H. Lustig, M.D has spent the past sixteen years treating childhood obesity and studying the effects of sugar on the central nervous system and metabolism. He is the Director of the UCSF Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health Program and also a member of the Obesity Task Force of the Endocrine Society. His YouTube video lecture Sugar: The Bitter Truth has received over two million hits and his book Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease was published in Autumn 2012.

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Book Info

Publication date

29th September 2016

Author

John Yudkin, Robert Lustig

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Publisher

Penguin Life an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Lifestyle & Health
The Real World

Diets & dieting

ISBN

9780241257456

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