Pure, White and Deadly ~. John Yudkin was Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the. University of London from to and is now Emeritus. Professor. Pure, White and Deadly. John Yudkin. Sugar. It is killing us. Why do we eat so much of it? What are its hidden dangers? In , when British scientist John. John Yudkin: the man who tried to warn us about sugar Nora Roberts; Pure, White and Deadly by John Yudkin, a book widely derided at the.

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He secured places for himself and his allies on the boards of the most influential bodies in American healthcare, including the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health.

Lustig on YouTube, who cited Yudkin, anyone interested in Yudkin’s work should find it of interest.

Pure, White, and Deadly

We are experiencing technical yuskin. Pure White and Deadly was originally published in the early 70s. The information at the end of the book, of Yudkin’s clashes with British “Big Sugar” are illuminating.

Only after a letter from Yudkin’s solicitor was he offered a small room in a separate building. In purr past, we only had two sources of nutritional authority: They then looked to see what happened to the fields from which these celebrated scientists had unexpectedly departed, by analysing publishing patterns.

Starch is just long chains of glucose, which are broken down very quickly. Lusting he is correct in every sentence he does in this book. I spoke to several of the scientists who signed the letter. Looking for More Great Reads? Losing weight is bloody hard work. One admitted he had not read it. He believed if you educated the public to avoid sugar, they’d understand that. Many scientists, especially British ones, remained sceptical. There is an epidemic of obese Sugar. But its senior members still retain a collective instinct to malign those who challenge its tattered conventional wisdom too loudly, as Teicholz is now discovering.


You may also discover that artificial sweeteners are no worse for you than plain old sugar, a concept I could not grasp until now. It’s interesting to see Yudkin come up with a lot of ideas that are now generally accepted but were ignored for decades.

All of these industries fear regulation and protect themselves by using the same tactics.

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Yudkin believed, based on research and observation, that it is sugar not fat which causes coronary artery disease. Not just defeated, in fact, but buried. The cause was a ground-breaking lecture called Sugar: Thu 7 Apr View all 5 comments. But Keys held a trump card. In the next 20 years that figure more than trebled.

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From these strongholds, they directed funds to like-minded researchers, and issued authoritative advice to the nation. Should we have this in our food supply? Obesity is a problem in some of the poorest parts of the world, even among communities in which food is scarce. Whenever you speak about something that has the potential to make large, powerful groups lose money, you will see a backlash. Again, grandma didn’t put much sugar or sweetener in her cooking.

It did nothing of the sort. What he does not mention is the role that supporters of the fat dezdly have played, historically, in demolishing the credibility of those who proposed it. More from the web. In a sense, they have succeeded: Not just white sugar, but glucose fructose.


Here, the science though still disputed by some, has generally shown otherwise. The anti-sugar camp is not celebrating yet, however. The scientists reacted angrily, accusing the politicians of being in thrall to the meat and dairy industries given how many of the scientists depend on research funding from food and pharmaceutical companies, this might be characterised as audacious.

If Yudkin was ridiculed, Atkins was a hate figure. Lustig is one of a growing number of scientists who don’t just believe sugar makes you fat and rots teeth. Its governing principle is homeostasis, or the maintenance of energy equilibrium when exercise heats us up, sweat cools us down.

Views Read Edit View history. I n a series of densely argued articles and books, including Why We Get Fatthe science writer Gary Taubes has assembled a critique of contemporary nutrition science, powerful enough to compel the field to listen. Want to Read saving…. R obert Lustig is a paediatric endocrinologist at the University of California who specialises in the treatment of childhood obesity.

After serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the second world war, Yudkin was made a professor at Queen Elizabeth College in London, where he built ahd department of nutrition science with an international reputation.

Now i have read it again and i recommend it to anyone who values their health. In Robert Lustiga pediatric endocrinologist of the University of California, San Francisco, with a special interest in childhood obesity, made a video, Sugar: W hen obesity started to become recognised as a problem in western societies, it too was blamed on saturated fats.