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Robert Lustig

Better Health by Cutting Sugar for Just 10 Days

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The recent prevailing mood regarding sugar swings between worry that it's not particularly good for you, to conviction that it's downright poison. T...

My Milk Manifesto

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We can take milk, or leave it. Take milk fat, or leave that. Either way, we can have a good diet of wholesome foods in sensible combinations -- or not. But either way, we need to take seriously the reverberations of our dietary choices across the landscape of a shrinking planet, and the legacy of kindness or cruelty by which history will be invited to judge us.

Why Sugar Could Be The New Tobacco

Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living

By Elizabeth Svoboda for Men's Journal You already know that eating too much sugar causes your teeth to rot and can lead to diabetes and obesity. B...

The First 2 Steps To Quitting Sugar

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul You know that sugar affects your weight, as well as your health in general. We ask the pros for some advice on dealing with some of...

The One 'Crazy' Thing All Nutritionists Agree Is a Good Idea

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul For every person recommending some new health fix, there's another person telling you to try the opposite. Here's one area where ev...

Out of the Trans Fats and Into the Liars

Brian Ross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Ross

Unless they ban the twin-terror of HCFS, any claims by the FDA about the GRAS change of trans fats improving the public health are doubtful indeed.

Soda and the Nanny State

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Did the Bloomberg proposal have faults? You bet. Did it have loopholes? Sure. Would it present an enforcement nightmare? Probably, although not nearly as bad as critics have suggested. But that does that mean we sit back and do nothing?

Fruits, Nuts, and Friends Like These

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The statement that fructose is toxic is, simply, false. Fruit contains fructose. Honey, which has been part of the human diet since the Stone Age, contains more fructose than glucose. Saying that fructose is toxic but fruit is not is like saying that democracy is evil, but the United States is fine.

Perils of a Sugar-Coated Scapegoat

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Excess dietary sugar is harmful, and among the salient liabilities of the modern food supply. Sugar is not poison, however. And yes, I think the distinction matters enough to keep fighting for it. Here's why.

Still Sour: Sugar Politics vs. Health and the Economy

Steve Heilig | Posted 06.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Steve Heilig

The sugar status quo is increasingly bitter, rather than sweet. But it's profitable for some folks, even if others have to pay, and thus change seems long in coming. I suspect that eventually, however, good sense will win out here.

Is Sugar Toxic?

The New York Times | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home

On May 26, 2009, Robert Lustig gave a lecture called "Sugar: The Bitter Truth," which was posted on YouTube the following July. Since then, it has bee...

The New Policy Battlefield: All Eyes On Coca-Cola And Social Media PR

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin Luz

If you want to see how future national policy wars will be fought, keep your eye on Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association. Over the next few years sugar will become the new tobacco.