Pure, White, And Deadly: How Sugar Is Killing Us And What We Can Do To Stop It
  • Pure, White, And Deadly: How Sugar Is Killing Us And What We Can Do To Stop It
  • Pure, White, And Deadly: How Sugar Is Killing Us And What We Can Do To Stop It
  • Pure, White, And Deadly: How Sugar Is Killing Us And What We Can Do To Stop It
ISBN: 0143125184
EAN13: 9780143125181
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 7, 2013
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 0.71" H x 7.56" L x 5.04" W
Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

More than 40 years before Gary Taubes published The Case Against Sugar, John Yudkin published his now-classic expos on the dangers of sugar--reissued here with a new introduction by Robert H. Lustig, the bestselling author of Fat Chance.

Scientist John Yudkin was the first to sound the alarm about the excess of sugar in the diet of modern Americans. His classic expos , Pure, White, and Deadly, clearly and engagingly describes how sugar is damaging our bodies, why we eat so much of it, and what we can do to stop. He 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 harming our health.

In 1972, Yudkin was mostly ignored by the health industry and media, but the events of the last forty years have proven him spectacularly right. Yudkin's insights are even more important and relevant now, with today's record levels of obesity, than when they were first published. Brought up-to-date by childhood obesity expert Dr. Robert H. Lustig, this emphatic treatise on the hidden dangers of sugar is essential reading for anyone concerned about their health, the health of their children, and the wellbeing of modern society.

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   This is a good book.
These are the kind of books that you really don 't like to read, but has a lot of great information contained within it for our health. I have another book by this same author, Fat Chance, and is also a very interesting book to read with great information.
   Informative (and depressingly relevant)
If you really want a comprehensive description of science, physiology, metabolism and the impact of sugar in our diets, read this book. This was written many years ago by a scientist for the public and is probably more pertinent now than ever. Yudkin does not shy away from technical terminology and some passages may seem dry to non-scientists, but the knowledge and insights gained are worth every word. My reading list was stimulated by an article from The Guardian [...]. Almost finished reading my way through the four books it referenced starting with The Big Fat Surprise, then this one, followed by Taubes 'Why We Get Fat and now Lustig's Fat Chance. Each of these tacklings a different aspect of our health and nutrition state.
   Deadly Indeed
Once you read this book, you won t think of sugar the same way. You see sugar for what it is a highly addictive drug that can ruin your life and destroy your health.
   A Must Read
This book traces the history of sugar, how sugar is refined and the many effects it has on body chemistry. Because of my family medical history, the connection between sugar and coronary disease is of particular interest to me, since most of us are still under the old assumption that saturated fat is what we need to worry about. This book disputed this idea forty years ago and is finally accepted as mainstream science today, but old science dies hard.
   Eye opening account of the dangers of sugar consumption
This book is purely prophetical about our current obesity and metabolic syndrome epidemic. A reason to eliminate added sugar from your diet or to cut it could be weight loss. The benefits of a low or no-sugar diet far surpass the motivation to lose weight.
   Eye Opening and Alarming
After reading this book the first time, I was pretty steamed about our collective ignorance of the dangers of sugar consumption. Like a person who recently smoked, I wanted to warn my family and friends about it. I may also have spoken to walls. Like many moms, I fed my children sugary cereals. Then I cringe at the memory. For this researcher's persistence, thank goodness. Robert H. Lustig, M.D. with great appreciation for Robert H. Lustig.
   I am glad I read this . . .
I am glad that I read this book. The ranting about being refused recognition for research results was kind of tiring, but I get it and I am in the process of cutting added sugars in my diet, so it helped me read this. I would recommend it to anyone who is trying to get out of the sugar habit, because it is a multi-faceted dietary problem, not just fat and dental decay, anyway - I like it and wanted to say it.
   Must read!
A great book! Too bad he went to his grave and not being reinstated, while Ancel Keys got all the fame.
   Read it! Your life depends on it.
I'm sure that this book saved countless lives.
   So, just how bad is processed sugar in your diet?
The bad effects of processed sugar have been known since the 1950s. The man who wrote that book also wrote that book I mentioned in the 1950s. You think that cigarette manufacturers were betraying in their quest for cigarette sales? The sugar industry has also been quietly at work, destroying your body. For your body to function on a daily basis, it does not need any outside sugar. I reduced my intake of carbonated beverages and chocolates and dropped 37 pounds in 11 months. This is now even more powerful. I do not use any type of blood pressure medication, and my blood sugar level has dropped from 147 to 91.