In A Word, ‘Duh’

by Karl Denninger

If you wonder why I have pretty-much given up on America and “the world” at large, this would be a big part of the reason. It is acts like this, which are peddled as “science” but are nothing but outrageous frauds that rob, maim and even kill people, yet go unpunished, that make quite clear that there is no such thing as “The Rule of Law.”

Robert Lustig is a paediatric endocrinologist at the University of California who specialises in the treatment of childhood obesity. A 90-minute talk he gave in 2009, titled Sugar: The Bitter Truth, has now been viewed more than six million times on YouTube. In it, Lustig argues forcefully that fructose, a form of sugar ubiquitous in modern diets, is a “poison” culpable for America’s obesity epidemic.

A year or so before the video was posted, Lustig gave a similar talk to a conference of biochemists in Adelaide, Australia. Afterwards, a scientist in the audience approached him. Surely, the man said, you’ve read Yudkin. Lustig shook his head. John Yudkin, said the scientist, was a British professor of nutrition who had sounded the alarm on sugar back in 1972, in a book called Pure, White, and Deadly.


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