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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At the same time, there was a marked increase in papers by newcomers to the field, who were less likely to cite the work of the deceased eminence. US Department of Agriculture. After a while, a consensus emerged: Losing weight is bloody hard work. Retrieved from ” https: While pursuing his PhD research, Yudkin took up medical studies in and started teaching physiology and biochemistry to medical students, [1] first at Christ’s College, then also at other colleges in Cambridge.

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While I don’t agree with Yudkin on everything, including some of his dietary advice – he is right on the money on the topic at hand.

Yudkin goes into detail on how sucrose has risen steadily in use throughout the World – not just the United States. His arguments and evidence for the dangers of sugar were the focus of several articles in the British Medical Journal on 19 January My how history has served to correct the mistakes of the past. The anti-sugar camp is not celebrating yet, however.


The next day, his chief physician, Dr Paul Dudley White, gave a press conference at yudkni he instructed Americans on how to avoid heart disease: By the start of the Seventies, supermarket shelves were awash with low-fat yogurts, spreads, and even desserts and biscuits.

I would have rated it higher if the content were not so dated. There is an epidemic of obese six month olds around the globe. Be the first to ask a question about Pure, White and Deadly. Using everyday language and a range of jkhn evidence, Professor Yudkin explores the ins and out of sugar, from the different types – is brown sugar really better than white?

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Simple does not mean right, of course. But Gillespie believes the message is getting through.

Obviously buy what came from the earth qnd not all of us can have gardens and orchards. But Group 2 was the one the men with the clipboards, standing behind the stacks of beans, had been waiting for. Thu 7 Apr Posted on YouTube inLustig’s minute talk has received 4.

Today, as nutritionists struggle to comprehend a health disaster they pufe not predict and may have precipitated, the field is undergoing a painful period of re-evaluation. As a result, the low-fat industry, with its products laden with sugar, boomed. T o understand how we arrived at this point, we need to go back almost to the beginning of modern nutrition science. This led to some of the foundational mistakes of modern nutrition. Heart disease, which had been a relative rarity in the s, was now felling middle-aged men at a frightening rate, and Americans were casting around for cause and cure.

Pure, White, and Deadly

At the end of the trial, it was found that women on the low-fat yufkin were no less likely than the control group to contract cancer or heart disease. The case against sugar started with a book. Inwhen 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.


For the vast majority of people, eating two or three, or 25 eggs a day, does not significantly raise cholesterol levels. Lustig is one of a growing number of scientists who don’t just believe sugar makes you fat and rots teeth. By opening the gates of publishing to all, the internet has flattened hierarchies everywhere they exist.

During the following years the Department won an international reputation not only for the strength of its research in the physiological and biochemical aspects of the subject, but also for work in such topics as nutrition in the elderly, food surveys in defined populations and the psychology of food choiceand it attracted numerous students from outside the UK, many of them from developing countries.

Should we have this in our food supply? Despite having a bombastic and somewhat populistic title the contents present a well written view by a researcher who spent his life exploring the effects of sucrose on our bodies. Ludwig makes clear, as Taubes does, that this is not a new theory — John Yudkin would have recognised it — but an old one that has been galvanised by new evidence.