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John Yudkin (8 August 1910 - 12 July 1995) was a British physiologist and scientist. He was raised in London in a Jewish family that had fled the Russian pogroms of 1905. His father died when John was seven years old. His mother had to bring up five sons in very difficult circumstances. In 1933 he married Milly Himmelweit, who had fled from Germany. They had three sons and their marriage lasted 60 years.

He wrote his PhD under the guidance of Marjorie Stephenson, a bacteriologist. He was very interested in science of nutrition. But to work in this field of research he had to become a medical doctor (physician). In 1938 he undertook research into vitamin A and riboflavin at the Dunn Nutrition Laboratory. He examined the link between sugar and various degenerative illnesses. During World War II he served as a military physician in West Africa and was busy with further studies.

In 1945 he was appointed Professor of Physiology at the University of London. With his help the Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in nutrition were established at the College and the University. He advised the government of the young state of Israel on nutrition matters and was an energetic governor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Since 1957 he showed that the consumption of sugar and refined sweeteners is closely associated with coronary heart disease. He became internationally famous with his book "Pure, White and Deadly" (published in 1972), which was also published in German, and in a Swedish translation "Rent, vitt, livsfarligt".

He is lauded by Dr. Robert Lustig in his UCTV lecture, "Sugar: The Bitter Truth". It may be viewed on YouTube.

John Yudkin was Professor of Nutrition and Dietics in the University of London from 1954 to 1971 and became Emeritus Professor. Born in 1910 he proceeded from Christ's College, Cambridge, to the London Hospital and later did research work in the Biochemical Laboratory and the Nutritional Laboratory at Cambridge, where he was also Director of Medical Studies at Christ's College.His degrees include M.A., M.D.(Cantab), B.Sc.(Lond.), M.R.C.P., and F.R.I.C.From 1945 to 1954 he was Professor of Physiology at Queen Elizabeth College, University of London. He has published many articles on biochemistry and nutrition in learned journals.

John Yudkin was an early advocate of Low Carb diets later to be popularised by Atkins in USA.

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Total Books: 17
Pure White and Deadly How Sugar Is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop It
2013 - Pure White and Deadly How Sugar Is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop It (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780143125181
ISBN-10: 0143125184
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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The Penguin Encyclopedia of Nutrition
1986 - The Penguin Encyclopedia of Nutrition [Health Library] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140085631
ISBN-10: 0140085637
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Sweet and Dangerous
1978 - Sweet and Dangerous (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553126075
ISBN-10: 0553126075
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Pure white and deadly The problem of sugar
1972 - Pure White and Deadly the Problem of Sugar (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780706700404
ISBN-10: 0706700406
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Eat Well Slim Well
Eat Well Slim Well (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780002163965
ISBN-10: 0002163969
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This nutrition business
This Nutrition Business (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312800550
ISBN-10: 031280055X
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Sweet and Dangerous
Sweet and Dangerous (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780318156903
ISBN-10: 0318156903
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Pure white and deadly The problem of sugar
Pure White and Deadly the Problem of Sugar (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780706700565
ISBN-10: 0706700562
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This Nutrition Business
This Nutrition Business (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780706701852
ISBN-10: 0706701852
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A-Z of slimming
A-z of Slimming (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780706702132
ISBN-10: 0706702131
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Penguin Encyclopaedia of Nutrition
Penguin Encyclopaedia of Nutrition (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780713916621
ISBN-10: 0713916621
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Diet of Man Needs  Wants
Diet of Man Needs Wants (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780853347507
ISBN-10: 0853347506
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Sweet and Dangerous The New Facts About the Sugar You Eat As a Cause of Heart Disease Diabetes and Other Killers