Pure, White and Deadly

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Penguin, 1988 - Carbohydrates, Refined - 200 pages
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This is the book that was first written in the 70s and updated in the 80s that tried to alert the public to the health dangers of sugar, rather than fats, in our diet and predicted the current ... Read full review

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This book is very highly regarded by Robert H Lustig, M.D., a professor working in the UCSF Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism. Lustig is recognized by Dr. Joseph Mercola (famous for his website Mercola.com) as being an expert on the subject of sugar (fructose) consumption and the consequences of it. The University of California has released (for educational and noncommercial uses) a video titled Sugar: The Bitter Truth, where Robert Lustig delivers a presentation in which he claims to demonstrate that fructose is a poison. In this presentation, Lustig mentions the book Pure, white and deadly by John Yudkin and his appreciation for it. Lustig describes himself as a "Yudkin acolyte" and says that "every single thing this guy (Yudkin) has said has come to pass. It's astounding. I am in awe of this guy." This video is freely viewable in its entirety on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM 


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