Mar 6, 2012

Documentary : "Sugar: The Bitter Truth" by Dr. Lustig

 Robert H. Lustig, MD  - Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, in the Division of Endocrinology Director of the Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Program at UCSF

Dr. Robert Lustig lectures on the perils of sugar, Fructose in particular.He talks about how obesity has risen at the same time as fat consumption has decreased, how soft drinks and the invention of High-Fructose Corn Syrop are two of the larger culprits and the biochemistry of Fructose.


Cliffnotes:
* We are eating more calories than before. This wouldn’t happen if the brain were suppressing your appetite properly. The suppressor is being circumvented.
* Coca Cola uses sugar to hide how much salt it contains. The salt is there to make you thirsty again.
* All countries that have adopted the US diet are having the same problems with obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
* Up to 30% of Fructose is metabolized into fat. A low-fat high-Fructose diet isn’t really low-fat.
* Fat consumption has reduced by 25% in the last three decades. At the same time obesity has increased.

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