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Keys response to Yudkin sugar hypothesis

This “statement” by Ancel Keys was a rapid response to Yudkin’s 1969 arguments, publicized by Nutrition Action in 1969 and ’70, for the primal role of dietary sucrose in atherosclerosis. It was followed by Keys’s stepwise dissection of the evidence comparing the relationships of coronary disease rates and mechanisms to diet fat and to sucrose, in this peer-reviewed article: 

Keys, A. Sucrose in the diet and coronary heart disease.  Atherosclerosis 14:193-202;1971

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