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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

Lifestyle and Health The Real World

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

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.

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

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ISBN: 9780241257456
Publication date: 31/03/2016
Publisher: Penguin Life an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241257456
Publication date: 31st March 2016
Author: John Yudkin, Robert Lustig
Publisher: Penguin Life an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Genres: Lifestyle & Health, The Real World,
Categories: Diets & dieting,

About John Yudkin, Robert Lustig

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 ...

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