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Pure, White and Deadly: How Sugar Is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop It (English Edition) Formato Kindle
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Sugar. It's 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, 1 in 4 adults in the UK are overweight.
There is an epidemic of obese six month olds around the globe.
Sugar consumption has tripled since World War II.
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 M.D., 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.
'[A] valiant . . . attempt to warn us against our lust for sucrose' Geoff Watts, British Medical Journal
' A medical classic' Jack Winkler, Nutrition Policy Unit, London Metropolitan University
'Arguably the leading nutritionist of his time' Guardian
'Yudkin was far ahead of his time with his idea of nutrition as a subject of great breadth: not just the study of the composition of foods, but the importance of enjoying a variety of fresh foods, and the recognition of the psychological and social factors that cause us to choose certain foods and avoid others' Independent
'Worldwide, around 180million tonnes of refined sugar is produced each year and the UK market alone is worth nearly 1billion. Little wonder that no one listened to eminent nutritionist Professor John Yudkin when he called sugar 'pure, white and deadly' back in 1972 and quite rightly warned of the links between excessive consumption and heart disease' Catherine Collins, Principal Dietician, St George's Hospital
John Yudkin (8 August 1910 - 12 July 1995) was a British physiologist and nutritionist, whose books include This Slimming Business, Eat Well, Slim Well and This Nutrition Business. 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.
Robert H. Lustig, M.D. has spent the past sixteen years treating childhood obesity and studying the effects of sugar on the central nervous system and metabolism. He is the Director of the UCSF Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health Program and also a member of the Obesity Task Force of the Endocrine Society. His YouTube video lecture Sugar: The Bitter Truth has received over two million hits, he recently appeared on the BBC 2 documentary The Men Who Made Us Fat and his book Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease is being published in Autumn 2012.
[A] valiant . . . attempt to warn us against our lust for sucrose ― British Medical Journal
Arguably the leading nutritionist of his time ― Guardian
A landmark work on the subject ― The Telegraph
A medical classic -- Jack Winkler ― Nutrition Policy Unit, London Metropolitan University
Yudkin was far ahead of his time with his idea of nutrition as a subject of great breadth: not just the study of the composition of foods, but the importance of enjoying a variety of fresh foods, and the recognition of the psychological and social factors that cause us to choose certain foods and avoid others ― Independent
As an isolated voice, Yudkin, who died in 1995, may have lost the battle with the sugar industry four decades ago, but big food will find it more difficult to silence his growing army of disciples whose only incentive is to expose what's right for public health ― Guardian --Questo testo si riferisce alla paperback edizione.
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- Editore : Penguin (1 novembre 2012)
- Lingua : Inglese
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For more than 40 years saturated fats have been targeted as the prime cause of cardio-vascular and other inflammatory diseases: during this period Yudkin's views faded into obscurity. It is only recently that the fallacy of targeting only lipids has begun to be accepted.
If you want to know more about the damage that refined sugar can do to us then read this book.
My only sadness is that Yudkin, who died in 1995, didn't live to see his cogent arguments about the damage caused by refined sugar become accepted as fact.
Anyway, the book is good, if not a little heavy going in parts for the non-scientists amongst us, although he does do his best to describe in lay-mans terms what he is talking about.
The book was originally written in the early 1970's and updated in the mid 1980's..... which is years ago in terms of medical research. What I would love is somebody to do a bit of a 'makeover' of the book and where the author points to incomplete research or research not yet done, that somebody could do an update with a 'proven' or 'not proven', or anything to support or refute some of the suppositions made in this book.
What is certain is that the white stuff ain't good for us, that it never will be - he suggests it could take thousands of generations for the body to adapt to sugar in our diet - he suggests that cancers (and many other deadly illnesses) are the body not yet adapting to sugar!