Sugar: The Bitter Truth

Oct 31, 2014

In the story Dr. Robert Lustig tells about the world's obesity pandemic, the villain is sugar, which is likely the main ingredient in all the candy passed out Halloween night -- sorry for the buzzkill. Lustig contends that sugar, specifically fructose sugar, is a poison that has altered our bodies and made us very sick. Friday we're rebroadcasting our conversation with Lustig about how the collision of science, politics, and history surrounding sugar has created a perfect storm for poor health. [Rebroadcast]

Dr. Robert Lustig will be in Utah next Thursday, November 6, for a lecture about sugar as part of the Frontiers of Science lecture series. That event begins at 6 p.m. and will be held in Room 220 in the Aline Skaggs Wilmot Building on the campus of the University of Utah. It's free and open to the public. DETAILS

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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].