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Sugar: Is It Poison? How to live a healthy, wealthy and wise life

October 9th live evening seminar with USCF endocronologist, Robert Lustig, MD draws a large crowd and lively discussion

The Center for Prevention of Heart and Vascular Disease hosted its fall 2013 event on Wednesday, October 9th to a capacity crowd. The evening was informative and vibrant program including several video clips and many questions from the audience.


The evening, hosted by Dr. William Grossman, featured keynote speaker Robert H. Lustig, MD. Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocronologist and professor of clinical pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, and director of the Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) program at UCSF.

Widely quoted and published in the medical literature and the popular press (Time, New York Times), he has maintained that sugar additives are among the most toxic substances in the modern food supply, explaining a significant share of global morbity and mortality. Among his recent publications is “Fat Chance: beating the odds against sugar, processed food, obesity, and disease” (Hudson Street Press, New York, 2012).


Audience participation was exceptionally high with numerous questions regarding insulin resistance, how to distinguish sugar types (such as fructose versus glucose) and concerns about sugar substitutes. An edited web-film of this talk is forthcoming.

Videos of previous Prevention Center live educational seminars, include this program, are available for free online viewing.

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