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Pure, White, and Deadly: How Sugar Is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop It Paperback – August 7, 2013
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John Yudkin (1910-1995) was a British physiologist and nutritionist. 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.
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Great book otherwise.
I found it interesting that the author discusses a "paleo" type diet as being most effective for weight loss and good health, long before this kind of diet was popular. Again, it's not a diet book, and he doesn't go into details about how or what one should eat, but states that in the distant past, the only source of dietary sugar was in seasonal fruit.
The author's research and findings were discredited by both the sugar industry and other authors/researchers trying to put the blame for America's health woes on fat, which led to the war on dietary fat waged back in the 1970s and 80s.
This book is informative, if a little dry and occasionally boring because of statistics. If you're already trying to kick sugar, he'll be preaching to the choir, but his work definitely confirms what many researchers and nutritionists are now saying about the harm that sugar may be causing us. I think this is a good book to read if you have concerns about how to create a healthy diet and whether you should avoid sugar. I would advise reading it along with books like "Sugar Blues".
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