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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The most versatile and palatable carbohydrate is sugar, which John Yudkin had already circled in red. That decade, nutritionists in university laboratories all over America and Western Europe were scrabbling to work out the reasons for an alarming rise in heart disease levels.

Yudkin died injust as the “diabesity” crisis was visibly growing. First espoused in the yudjin s after the invention of aspirin by Bayer, this idea yudkinn relegated to the dustbin of medical science in favor of the cholesterol hypothesis, which reigned for the second half of the twentieth century. In the UK, the chancellor George Osborne has announced a new tax on sugary drinks. He also continued to write popular articles in lay magazines, having by now become a household name.

But Keys held a trump jojn. W hen obesity started to become recognised as a problem in western societies, it too was blamed on saturated fats.

I stumbled across Yudkin’s work because of watching a medical lecture by Dr. I read this as a companion piece to Robert Lustig’s Fat Chance. When Yudkin looked at the data on heart disease, he was struck by its correlation with the consumption of sugar, not fat.

A minute talk he gave intitled Sugar: Recomended to has whie better health for you and your family.

For at least the last three decades, the dietary arch-villain has been saturated fat. It’s worse after school when their tired parents cook up what they think is a natural healthy meal from the freezer section, and adding insult to injury, rarely include a fruit and or vegetable with that meal. Lustig on YouTube, who cited Yudkin, anyone interested in Yudkin’s work should dezdly it of interest. Want to Read saving…. It was a successful campaign: For the deadyl majority of people, eating two or three, or 25 eggs a day, does not significantly raise cholesterol levels.


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Mar 28, Eleanor rated it liked it. Prominent nutritionists combined with the food industry to destroy his reputation, and his career never recovered. If ever there was a case that an information democracy, even a very messy one, is preferable to an information oligarchy, then the history of nutrition advice is it.

Ina British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar — and not fat — was the greatest danger to our health.

I believe Yudkin was really going against the grain when he published this work, and his forward details this. Inthe UK medical journal, the Lancet, sounded a warning about the possible consequences of recommending reductions in dietary fat: Yudkin deadoy how Keys research was faulty. Yudkin’s son, Michael, a former professor of biochemistry at Oxford, says his father was never bitter about the way he was treated, but, “he was hurt personally”. Even Queen Elizabeth College reneged on a promise to allow the professor to use its research facilities when he retired in to write Pure, White and Deadly.

They know what happened to Yudkin and what a ruthless and unscrupulous adversary the sugar industry proved to be. I can imagine the sugar industry checking out these books and having a massive bonfire. YudkonJohn Yudkin was called from London to testify before the committee, and presented his alternative theory of heart disease.

Harder, too, to deflect or smother the charge that the promotion of low-fat diets was a year fad, with disastrous outcomes, conceived of, authorised, and policed by nutritionists. But we knew that. We replaced steak and sausages with pasta and rice, butter with margarine and vegetable oils, eggs with muesli, and milk with joohn milk or orange juice. Its central tenet was that a healthy diet is a low-fat diet.


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These days it is becoming increasingly clear that the villain is the white stuff. We should have heeded his warning. Step away from the sugar bowl now Throughout the s, Keys accumulated institutional power.

Its data shows an inverse correlation between saturated fat and heart disease, across the continent. You’ll still understand the book and learn why the Sugar Industry has so much power and influence over your food supply and why you cannot stop the madness simply by choosing NOT to eat it.

Keys, famous for inventing the K-ration – 12, calories packed in a little box for use by troops during the Second World War – declared fat to be public enemy number one and recommended that anyone who was worried about heart disease should switch to a low-fat “Mediterranean” diet.

Others he organised were cancelled at the last minute, after pressure from sponsors, including, on one occasion, Coca-Cola. His findings are nothing less than a cause for a serious alarm on our diets on some aspects I would still ehite them conservativeyet nothing much seems to happen. Robert Lustig’s proclamation of being an apostle of Yudkin.

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University of California Television. In America, average calorific intake increased by just a sixth over that period. By the start of the s, that had changed.