October 3, 2013 | Science
Sugar: The Bitter Truth
A couple months ago, Dr. Robert Lustig joined us on RadioWest to discuss the health risks of sugar. He spoke with us for 20 minutes, which was barely enough time to scratch the surface of his contention that sugar, specifically fructose sugar, is a poison that distorts our biological chemistry. And if we accept that, what do we make of the fact that Americans consume 65 pounds of high fructose corn syrup in a year, on top of a lot of refined sugar? Dr. Lustig joins us again Thursday to further explore the bitter truth about sugar.
Dr. Robert Lustig is a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco where he is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics. He’s a noted expert of obesity studies and the author of the book Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Foods, Obesity and Disease [Amazon|Indiebound]. His book