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Professor Yudkin describes experiments that lead him to believe sugar is toxic.

January 1, 1972


Pure, White, and Deadly

John Yudkin


"John Yudkin was one of the first to point out the dangers of sugar when he published the original edition of Pure, White, and Deadly in 1972. Now, in this extensively rewritten and expanded edition, he reveals the new evidence about the dangers of sugar and its drastic consquences for our health. In everyday language Professor Yudkin explains how sugar consumption is linked to diabetes, heart and liver disease, dental caries and other conditions. He pays particular attention to its effects on young children and shows how they, like everyone else, can benefit from reduced sugar intake. He also examines the role of the sugar industry, which has made strenous efforts to dismiss the case against sugar."