• In most of the affluent populations I have considered, the prevalence of coronary disease is associated with the consumption of sugar. Since sugar consumption is only one of a number of indices of wealth, the same sort of association (to coronary disease) exists with fat consumption, cigarette smoking, cars.

    John Yudkin (1972). “Sweet and dangerous: the new facts about the sugar you eat as a cause of heart disease, diabetes, and other killers”