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KIRKUS REVIEW

Dr. Yudkin, a biochemist-physician (University of London), has written a coolly, clinically, and above all clearly inflected study of the deleterious effects of sugar, one-fifth of the calories consumed and steadily rising during these Pepsi generations to an intake of 100 pounds a head a year (the U.S.). Until the Neolithic revolution, fruit alone provided sucrose; in the 18th century it was boxed and kept Under lock and key. Now youngsters and particularly teen-agers are eating their way to an earlier grave (a likelihood, not a certainty) but on the basis of the epidemiological and experimental research available (research can never be finite) Dr. Yudkin believes that too much sugar contributes to coronary disease, diabetes, hypoglycemia, dyspepsia, poor teeth, vision (myopia), etc. Dr. Yudkin is not one of those nutritionist nuts and he presents his material ""partly on factual evidence and partly on personal judgment"" with level candor weighted with the available laboratory findings.

Pub Date: April 21st, 1972
Publisher: Peter H. Wyden -- dist. by McKay