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Published on Feb 11, 2014
Join Dr. Robert Lustig as he presents his New York Times best-seller, FAT Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease. His book illuminates the causes of obesity and challenges the dogma, "a calorie is a calorie." As our nation becomes wealthier, have we become healthier and wiser?
Dr. Lustig's book stimulates us to re-evaluate our role as consumers of sugar and shocks us with a sharp bite on the consequences of fructose. As a sugar crusader, Dr. Lustig will talk about the mismatch between our environment and our science, business and politics that has fueled the pandemic of chronic disease over the last three decades. More importantly, he will share strategies to re-adjust key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress. So, take the journey into the biochemistry of your brain and fat cells in order to help you and your family get healthy, no matter your size, in a palatable manner. "Your fat is not your fate -- provided you don't surrender!"
Robert Lustig, MD, MSL, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and President, Institute for Responsible Nutrition (IRN)
Dr. Lustig is a nationally-recognized authority in neuroendocrinology. His research investigates the contribution of biochemical, neural, hormonal, and genetic influences in the expression of the current obesity epidemic in adults and children. As an author of over 70 research articles and 35 chapters, he has also appeared in Sugar: The Bitter Truth and The Colbert Report.
Dr. Lustig graduated from MIT, and received his MD from Cornell University, and just this month received a Masters of Studies in Law from UC Hastings College of the Law. He completed his pediatric residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, clinical fellowship at UCSF, and post-doctoral fellowship in neuroendocrinology at The Rockefeller University in New York.