Dr. Robert Lustig on Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Dr. Robert Lustig documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years. In the late 1970s the government mandated that we limit fat in our food, and the food industry responded by putting more sugar in. Dr. Lustig argues that the result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control. In Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease he presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress, and suggests strategies to improve the health of the next generation.