Dr. Robert Lustig: "Fat Chance: Beating The Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease"

Dr. Robert Lustig: "Fat Chance: Beating The Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease"

Nearly three million viewers have seen Dr. Robert Lustig's YouTube video "Sugar: The Bitter Truth." In a new book, he documents the science and politics behind the obesity pandemic and calls for an overhaul of the global food system.

Recently published research suggests that obese people have a lower risk of death compared to people with normal weight. But this is not news to pediatric endocrinologist, Robert Lustig. He says fat doesn’t matter. What does matter, he argues, is metabolic function. For the past 16 years, he’s been treating childhood obesity and studying the effects of sugar on the central nervous system. In a new book he details the science and politics behind the dramatic increase in our consumption of sugar and explains why this shift is so detrimental to our health. Please join us to talk with Dr. Robert Lustig about obesity and disease.

Guests

Robert Lustig

director of University of California, San Fransisco Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health Program.

"Sugar: The Bitter Truth"

Dr. Robert Lustig breaks down what sugar does to the body.

Read An Excerpt

This article has been adapted by arrangement with Hudson Street Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA)
Inc., from "Fat Chance" by Robert Lustig M.D. Copyright 2012 by Robert Lustig M.D.

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