In a 60 Minutes segment, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on new research showing that beyond weight gain, sugar can take a serious toll on our health, worsening conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer. The research of Dr. Robert Lustig, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, is highlighted. Watch the video below.
Lustig is well-known for his YouTube presentation titled, Sugar: The Bitter Truth, which explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin. Click here to view.
I assure you, all three videos are time well spent.
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You can also read Dr. Lustig's book Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease.