Sugar and the heart: old ideas revisited

  title={Sugar and the heart: old ideas revisited},
  author={G. Watts},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • G. Watts
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
Forty years after he first put them forward, John Yudkin’s warnings on sugar are finally being recognised. Geoff Watts reports 
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