Pure, White and Deadly

How Sugar Is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop It

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Publisher Description

Sugar. It is killing us.
Why do we eat so much of it?

What are its hidden dangers?

In 1972, when British scientist John Yudkin first proved that sugar was bad for our health, he was ignored by the majority of the medical profession and rubbished by the food industry. We should have heeded his warning.

Today, one in four adults in the UK are overweight.
There is an epidemic of obese six-month-olds around the globe.
Sugar consumption has tripled since the Second World War.

Using everyday language and a range of scientific evidence, Professor Yudkin explores the ins and out of sugar, from the different types - is brown sugar really better than white? - to how it is hidden inside our everyday foods and how it is damaging our health.

Brought up to date by childhood obesity expert Dr Robert Lustig MD, his classic exposé on the hidden dangers of sugar is essential reading for anyone interested in their health, the health of their children and the health of modern society.

1 November
Penguin Books Ltd

Customer Reviews

apeddle ,

Pure White And Deadly

A very interesting and informative book. It will certainly change your views on sugar!
Is sugar the new tobacco scandal? Only time will tell.

Ginoid Little ,

A must-read for anyone interested in food, nutrition and dietary matters.

If this is not on the reading list of every health-related undergraduate course - from sports and fitness, through to nutrition and public health - it ought to be. Too much is written today on fad diets, fat alone and calories independent of thorough detail and rigour. Whereas this text acts as a spotlight onto the damning politics and corruption fuelling a global food industry - an industry leading to a global health crisis. As part of a balanced collection of texts: a must-read.

Panth ,

Fantastic book

This a clear example of the miseducation we're accustomed to at school and at home as well as in the media.

Pure, white and deadly is a book that should be on the school curriculum to read and study. We are not not educated about food in schools. People say food education should be taught at home but most our parents are of a generation where they followed eating habits from generation upon generation of the family tree.

Food is just given at dinner time there is no intellectual dialect as to what we are putting in our body. (Feel lucky that you have food at all don't ask questions).

That's why is up to the new generation growning up in the Information Age to make others aware the dangers of certain foods especially white sugar. This book Pure, White and Deadly sets the standard of teaching the masses of the dangers of white sugar.

Thank you Dr Yudkin, I shall spread your teachings

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