Dr. Robert H. Lustig is an American pediatric endocrinologist, and Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco, where he specializes in neuroendocrinology and childhood obesity. He delivered this groundbreaking lecture that went viral, for very good reason, in 2009.
Watch the first 45 minutes of this compelling discussion "Sugar: The Bitter Truth" (just look at the nearly 8 million YouTube views of this thing) about sugar's origins in our food, affects on the body, and the many politics around it. You may have seen Dr. Lustig in other nutrition movies (like "Fed Up") as one of the world's leading experts on the topic of SUGAR. He's also the author of books like "Fat Chance" and "The Hacking of the American Mind."
The second half of this 90 minute lecture is deep neuroendocrine and nutrition science if you’re seriously itching to nerd out on what happens to the body with sugar present. It's worth your time.