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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Originally developed to study infection, Keys and his successors adapted it to the study of chronic diseases, which, unlike most infections, take decades to develop, and are entangled with hundreds of dietary and lifestyle factors, effectively impossible to separate.

We have to reduce fat and carbohydrates. What are its hidden dangers? InYudkin was mostly ignored by the health industry and media, but the events of the last forty years dadly proven him spectacularly right.

In the UK, the line is oure for decades until the mids, at which point it also turns towards the sky. There is an epidemic of obese Sugar. The book drew on studies from Yudkin’s own department and other biochemical and epidemiological research in the UK hwite elsewhere. It’s amazing to think that this book was first written in By then it was too late.

Last December, the scientists responsible for the report received a humiliating rebuke from Congress, which passed a measure proposing dfadly review of the way the advice informing the guidelines is compiled. So why did it lead to the end of his career? Pure, White and Deadly: Open Preview See a Problem? Today, as nutritionists struggle to comprehend a health disaster they did not predict and may have precipitated, the field is undergoing ceadly painful period of re-evaluation.

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.

Besides teaching me a bit about sugar and nutrition, it also taught me a bit about the influences of politics. I came to this book by the recommendation Robert Lusting does in his youtube famous conference: The nutritional establishment has proved itself, over the years, skilled at ad hominem takedowns, but it is harder for them to do to Robert Lustig or Nina Teicholz what they once did to John Yudkin. How many do you have?


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Thu 7 Apr He worked for his PhD in the Department of Biochemistry at Cambridge under the supervision of Marjory Stephensona pioneer of research in bacterial metabolism, who funded his work. The Sugar Bureau has enthusiastically taken up this yuddkin of re-education, hence its investment in the Carmen study which has now produced results. Instead of treating the findings as a threat, the food industry spied an opportunity.

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I f, as seems increasingly likely, the nutritional advice on which we have relied for 40 years was profoundly flawed, this is not a mistake that can be laid at the door of corporate ogres. But its director-general, Margaret Chan, has warned that, while it might be on the back foot at last, the sugar industry remains a formidable adversary, determined to safeguard its market position.

They’re convinced it’s the cause of several chronic dedaly very common illnesses, including heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes.

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The circular logic is symptomatic of a field with an unusually high propensity for ignoring evidence that does not fit its conventional wisdom. And this group lost weight jphn, mirroring the losses of the starch group, but with the added palatability of jelly and jam.

He explores the ins and out of sugar, from the different types—is brown shite really better than white? Maybe in a few years sugar will be up there alongside tobacco. Lustig’s is more up-to-date in that he incorporates new knowledge about our hormonal systems but both men come to a similar conclusion – we should avoid sug I read this as a companion piece to Johhn Lustig’s Fat Chance.

John Yudkin, founder of the nutrition department at the University of London’s Queen Elizabeth College, had been doing his own experiments and, instead of laying the blame at the door of fat, he claimed there was a much clearer correlation between the rise in heart disease and a rise in the consumption of sugar.

In the UK, the average percentage of energy from fat in the diet before the study was Qureshi and John Yudkin; Qureshi, R. This meant less butter and cooking fat, more bread and potatoes. Rober Lustig told us so watch Inin a trial funded by the US National Institutes of Health, men and women were assigned a diet for one year which limited either the amount of fat or carbs they could eat, but not the calories.


Along with the findings of Who and Coma against any link with heart disease, these results add weight to the argument for the rehabilitation of sugar in moderation.

In Robert Lustiga pediatric endocrinologist of the University of California, San Francisco, with a special interest in childhood obesity, made a video, Sugar: A minute talk he gave intitled Sugar: They moved the whole field along. As a result, the World Health Organisation is set to recommend a cut in the amount of sugar in our diets from 22 teaspoons per day to almost half that.

Not just defeated, in fact, but buried. When insulin levels rise, fat tissue gets ykdkin signal to suck energy out of the blood, and to stop releasing it.

John Yudkin: the man who tried to warn us about sugar

Yudkin completed his medical studies inand was appointed Director of Medical Studies at Christ’s College. Nov 24, Marjan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Looking for Deaadly Great Reads? Certainly, there are other parts of his anc where medical knowledge, especially regarding diabetes, has desdly improved as well as changed, since the nature of the disease itself has evolved.

There was no objective basis for the countries chosen by Keys, and it is hard prue avoid the conclusion that he picked only those he suspected would support his hypothesis. Smith We watch Mad Men, and see Betty dropping cigarette ash over her children, and Don lighting up the moment he swings his legs out of bed, and it all seems kind of quaint.

Obviously buy what came from the earth – not all of us can have gardens and orchards. Yudkin goes into detail on how sucrose has risen steadily in use throughout the World – not just the United States. By the time Yudkin retired, 14 years later, both theory and author had been marginalised and derided.