Tag: Robert Lustig

The Latest Wacky Food Adventure: A Year Without Sugar

The Latest Wacky Food Adventure: A Year Without Sugar

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Is banning sugar from your home to chronicle the effects on your family a gimmick veiled in a health halo? Actually, there’s a lot to learn from a memoir of obsessive label-reading and weird baking.

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Do Girl Scout Cookies Still Make The World A Better Place?

Do Girl Scout Cookies Still Make The World A Better Place?

| April 1, 2014 | 4 Comments

Obesity docs say it’s time for the Girl Scouts to ditch the processed, sugary cookies and find another way to raise money. But the tradition is deeply ingrained and has been around for a century.

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Can You Be Addicted To Carbs? Scientists Are Checking That Out

Can You Be Addicted To Carbs? Scientists Are Checking That Out

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Researchers are trying to figure out if it really is possible to be addicted to food. A study of brain activity finds there’s more going on in areas linked to reward and addiction after people drink a shake with lots of refined carbohydrates. But it’s not clear how that factors into overeating.

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Sugar’s Role In Rise Of Diabetes Gets Clearer

Sugar’s Role In Rise Of Diabetes Gets Clearer

| March 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Robert Lustig, a physician and anti-sugar crusader, found in a new study that countries where people have easy access to sugar are more likely to see a rise in diabetes. But skeptics say that sugar’s not the only culprit.

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KQED’s Forum: Dr. Robert Lustig’s War on Sugar

KQED’s Forum: Dr. Robert Lustig’s War on Sugar

| January 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dr. Robert Lustig is waging a war on sugar. He calls sugar the culprit behind obesity, and wants the government to regulate sugar the way it does alcohol. But his ideas have stirred up controversy among his medical colleagues who say he has insufficient evidence linking sugar to obesity. Dr. Lustig joins KQED’s Forum to talk about his new book, “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease.”

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Edible Education 101: Rock Stars of Food Movement Teach UC Berkeley Class

Edible Education 101: Rock Stars of Food Movement Teach UC Berkeley Class

| August 23, 2011 | 4 Comments

New UC Berkeley class explores food politics with some of the food movement’s biggest names. The popular class is open to the general public.

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KQED’s Forum: Sugar and Health

KQED’s Forum: Sugar and Health

| April 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

UCSF professor Robert Lustig became an Internet video sensation when he spoke out about the evils of sugar in a post that went viral on YouTube. He was also recently featured in a New York Times Magazine cover story, “Is Sugar Toxic?” Lustig joins Forum in the studio to discuss sugar’s role in diabetes, obesity and related diseases.

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