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Pure, White, and Deadly: How Sugar Is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop It Paperback – 7 Aug 2013

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (7 Aug. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143125184
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143125181
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.6 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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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This was bought as a gift for someone who has just been diagnosed with diabetes. Very good informative booth for everyone, sugar is a killing ingredient we could do without.
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A thorough book, too heavy for me really but if you want full information its all there in a worrying form.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read For Today's Society 11 Sept. 2013
By danfaz - Published on Amazon.com
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An absolute must read, predicting what we are now seeing 40 years later. Yudkin's research on sugar and Mary G. Enig's research on fats have turned common nutrition wisdom upside down. I have done the traditional low fat, high carb method of eating and had horrible triglyceride and cholesterol levels. See my review here: http://www.amazon.com/Know-Your-Fats-Understanding-Cholesterol/product-reviews/0967812607/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#R3739P0BCADWI0

Switched to more saturated fats and fewer sugars, and my levels went way down, contrary to what my physician thought would happen. I see this in my daily life at the office: co-workers eating all the refined sugary treats and constantly complaining that they are fat or sick, or both. I refrain most of the time, and am not fat, nor do I get sick (unless my son sneezes on me). Change your eating style, don't believe the B.S. media and the government says will make you healthy, and you'll see the difference.
30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read 6 Feb. 2014
By Hannah - Published on Amazon.com
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I ordered this book after reading an online NY Times Magazine article entitled "Is Sugar Toxic", and I plan to order several more copies to give to the people I love. 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, of particular interest to me is the connection between sugar and coronary disease, since most of us are still under the old assumption that saturated fat is what we need to worry about. This book disputed that notion forty years ago, and is finally being accepted as mainstream science today, but old science dies hard.
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly timely! 26 Nov. 2013
By Kanamet - Published on Amazon.com
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Surprisingly timely information, despite its last update in the 1980's. Out of print for years. As a physician-scientist, I am glad to see his work stand the test of time. Hopefully will inspire/provoke further action - certainly has for me! The later chapters on his travails defending himself/his work against ignorant industry attacks prove that, sadly, nothing has changed in the ensuing years.
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource on sugar and its effects, updated and relevant 9 Dec. 2013
By Henry's Mom - Published on Amazon.com
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Fantastic book, all based on solid research. Killed Dr. Yudkin's career, but all of his predictions about what would happen to our society if we continued to eat so much sugar were right on target. Forward by Dr. Lustig spells out relevancy to current events. If you want to know what sugar does and why you need to get it out of your diet -- or if you want a book to show people who need to know the same -- this is it.
24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read 29 Aug. 2013
By James F. Rendek - Published on Amazon.com
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If you've seen Dr. Lustig's youtube video about the evils of sugar you know that anything he writes is going to be worth your time. This should be common accepted knowledge but Big Agra would have a cow which incidentally is much better to eat than sugar. Even the book itself would be better to eat than sugar!
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