December 28, 2012

Is Sugar the Next Tobacco?

Elizabeth Weil, Pacific Standard


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Among the least likely viral megahits on YouTube is a 90-minute lecture by the food scold and pediatric endocrinologist Robert Lustig, entitled “Sugar: The Bitter Truth.” He delivers it in a windowless room at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. The talk is simultaneously boring and powerful, combining the gravitas of a national health crisis, the thrill of conspiracy theory, and the tedium of PowerPoint slides.

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TAGGED: Obesity, Regulation, Diet, Tobacco, Sugar

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