(SMH) A British professor's book warned about the dangers of sugar in 1972

A couple of years ago, an out-of-print book published in 1972 by a long-dead British professor suddenly became a collector’s item….

How exactly did a long-forgotten book suddenly become so prized? The cause was a ground-breaking lecture called Sugar: the Bitter Truth by Robert Lustig, professor of paediatric endocrinology at the University of California, in which Lustig hailed [John] Yudkin’s work as ”prophetic”.

”Without even knowing it, I was a Yudkin acolyte,” says Lustig, who tracked down the book after a tip from a colleague via an interlibrary loan. ”Everything this man said in 1972 was the God’s honest truth and if you want to read a true prophecy you find this book… I’m telling you every single thing this guy said has come to pass. I’m in awe.”

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One comment on “(SMH) A British professor's book warned about the dangers of sugar in 1972

  1. David Keller says:

    C’mon. Too much sugar is bad for you. Too much oatmeal is also bad for you. Too much aspirin will kill you. Basically too much anything is bad for you. And part of the problem is the same activitsts who want to have us eating tree bark are the same ones who demanded PE be taken out of public schools becuase someone’s feelings might get hurt our their child might be hit by a dodge ball. Think of the amount of energy that would be saved, and carbon emissions reduced, if we got rid of “participation” trophies! Take away computer games and TV, and get outside running and jumping, rather than getting rid of sugar.