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Children Eating Excessive Amounts of Sugar Develop Diseases Associated with Alcoholism

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Children are now developing fatty liver (which used to mainly affect alcoholics) and type 2 diabetes, as a result of excessive sugar consumption.

This is a terrible trend that Dr. Robert Lustig predicts might bring about the downfall of the social security and healthcare systems, unless some drastic measures are taken to combat this:

Business Insider: Children Who Eat Too Much Sugar Are Developing Diseases That Only Alcoholics Used to Get

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Is Sugar Toxic?


4.8 out of 5 stars5 stars88%4 stars7%3 stars2%2 stars0%1 star1%132 ratings3,257 views Audio onlyIs sugar toxic? Professor Robert Lustig is perhaps the number one enemy of Big Sugar. His famous YouTube video “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” has been watched almost 7 million times. In that video Lustig calls sugar toxic, so is it?

Of course Dr. Lustig has had quite some pushback on that. Could sugar really be toxic? Isn’t it natural and part of the human diet since like forever?

In this interview, professor Robert Lustig explains it all. Watch a segment from it above (transcript). The full 30-minute interview is available on our member site:

Is Sugar Toxic? – Interview with Prof. Robert Lustig

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Fructose and Fatty Liver – Why Sugar is a Toxin

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Fructose is even more strongly linked to obesity and diabetes than glucose. From a nutritional standpoint, neither fructose nor glucose contains essential nutrients. As a sweetener, both are similar. Yet fructose is particularly malevolent to human health compared to glucose due to its unique metabolism within the body.

Glucose and fructose metabolism differ in many significant ways. Whereas almost every cell in the body can use glucose for energy, no cell has the ability to use fructose. Once inside the body, only the liver can metabolize fructose. Where glucose can be dispersed throughout the body for use as energy, fructose is targeted like a guided missile to the liver. Continue Reading →

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Fructose and the Toxic Effects of Sugar

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In 2009, Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco delivered a ninety minute lecture entitled “Sugar: The Bitter Truth”. It was posted on YouTube as part of the university’s medical education series. Then a funny thing happened. It went viral.

It was not a humorous cat video. It was not a video of a toddler throwing a baseball into Dad’s groin. It was a nutrition lecture filled with biochemistry and complicated graphs. But there was something about this particular lecture that grabbed the world’s attention and refused to let go. It has now been viewed more than six million times.

What was this attention-grabbing message? Sugar is toxic. Continue Reading →

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Sugar Is the ‘Alcohol of the Child’, Yet We Let It Dominate the Breakfast Table

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There’s a reason why there is an age limit on alcohol consumption – it’s toxic in large doses and can do damage to both the brain and liver.

We need to look at sugar in the same way, says professor Robert Lustig, and stop feeding our children sugar-filled breakfast that harms them:

The Guardian: Sugar Is the ‘Alcohol of the Child’, Yet We Let It Dominate the Breakfast Table

It’s wise to really start reading labels carefully to avoid unnecessary sugar, and remember that some common culprits are cereal, sweet yogurts and infant or toddler food.

Alternatively, just serve your child a real, homemade breakfast. Get some inspiration below.

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Is Sugar Toxic?


Is sugar toxic? Professor Robert Lustig is perhaps the number one enemy of Big Sugar. His famous YouTube video “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” has been watched more than 6 million times.

In that video Lustig calls sugar toxic. So is it? Of course Dr. Lustig has had quite some pushback on that. Could sugar really be toxic? Isn’t it natural and part of the human diet since like forever?

In this interview, professor Robert Lustig explains it all. Watch a segment from it above (transcript). The full 30-minute interview is available on our member site:

Is Sugar Toxic? – Interview with Prof. Robert Lustig

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Is Sugar Toxic?

Is Sugar Toxic? – Interview with Prof. Robert Lustig4.8 out of 5 stars5 stars88%4 stars7%3 stars2%2 stars0%1 star1%132 ratings13231:44


Is sugar toxic? Professor Robert Lustig is perhaps the number one enemy of Big Sugar. His famous YouTube video “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” has been watched more than 6 million times.

In that video Lustig calls sugar toxic. So is it? Of course Dr. Lustig has had quite some pushback on that. Could sugar really be toxic? Isn’t it natural and part of the human diet since like forever?

I sat down with Dr. Lustig recently to let him explain himself in depth, and answer the criticism, beyond the 30-second soundbites in the media. Here’s why added sugar could be toxic to you, and what to do about it.

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Is Sugar Toxic? – Interview with Dr. Robert Lustig

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Listen to “The Sugar Conspiracy”

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In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?

Have you read “The Sugar Conspiracy” – a long article from the Guardian? It’s possibly the best thing ever written on the subject… and now you don’t need to read it!

Listen to it here:

Overcast: The Sugar Conspiracy

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Professor Robert Lustig and Dr. Peter Attia Discuss Sugar, Obesity and Longevity

Here’s a new discussion panel with two of my absolute favorite nutrition experts in the world: Professor Robert Lustig and Dr. Peter Attia.

They talk about sugar, obesity and metabolic syndrome (Lustig) and how to live longer (Attia) among other things. Worth watching if you’re interested in these topics.

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The China Diabetes Explosion

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How come people in Asia can eat a lot of white rice and stay thin and healthy? It’s a common question. But it’s wrong.

Asian people may have been eating white rice for many decades, but the fact is that they are NOT thin and healthy anymore. Instead, diabetes type 2 is exploding in China and India, and in China it is now more common than in the United States.

The rate of diabetes has skyrocketed in China, from less than one percent of the population in 1980 to now at least 10.6 percent.

SCMP: One in three of world’s adults with diabetes is in China, WHO reports

This massive problem is hidden when we look at weight by BMI. Asian people have a lighter build on average than Caucasians. When they hit BMI 23 they may still be considered “normal” weight by Western BMI standards, but they may be skinny fat, with abdominal obesity. And they may already have diabetes type 2.

This is what happens to a population that bases their diet on rice, when you first refine it to white rice and then add sugar and processed Western junk food and 24-hour food availability. And then add sedentary office jobs on top of that.

Lots of sugar into the body, very little sugar out. It’s a perfect recipe for a diabetes disaster.

The solution is fewer carbs, and less often.

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