Today a guy called Mike commented on this blog and sent in a link to a free to read on line book called. The Saccharine Disease - Conditions caused by the Taking of Refined Carbohydrates, such as Sugar and White Flour by T. L. Cleave, M.R.C.P. (Lond.) Member of the Institute of Linguists, Surgeon-Captain Royal Navy (Retd.) Formerly Director of Medical Research, Institute of Naval Medicine. The book was published in 1974. The first paragraph of the preface.
"THE term, 'refined carbohydrate foods', will be shortened in this work to 'refined carbohydrates'. The mass incrimination of these, especially sugar and white flour, over many of the ills of Westernized countries today, was first advanced by the author of the present work in a long paper in 1956;  and as far as he knows he was the first to advance this unitary conception, which he later promulgated under the term, 'the Saccharine Disease'.  The original paper included the chart now given in Chapter II, showing the enormous rise in sugar consumption over the last century and a half, and the conditions blamed on this consumption, and on that of white flour, included diabetes, coronary disease, and obesity; peptic ulcer; constipation, haemorrhoids, and varicose veins;Escherichia coli infections such as appendicitis, cholecystitis, pyelitis, and diverticulitis; together with renal calculus, many skin conditions, and of course dental caries. Later the author published monographs on coronary disease, varicose veins, and peptic ulcer and carried the conception further forward, especially in the last named work; and later still in a joint work."
Thanks for sending in this link Mike, I am sure readers of this blog will be very interested.
The free to read book can be found here.
I've heard of this! Yet another reason why I'm cutting out this junk.. great post, as always! (HEY! I'm 10 pounds down now!! WOOHOO!!) - www.domesticgeekgirl.com
Thanks for the comments and kind words, good luck and good health.
Hi Gingi - just want to say well done on your continued weight loss - good to hear.
All the best Jan
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