The Skinny on Obesity – Documentary Series
It is very important to understand how food affects our bodies, health and ultimately our weight. There are many misconceptions out there with regards to carbohydrates and sugar, as well as the many artificial sweeteners that are popular these days.
This is a series of talks by Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, which touches on everything you need to know about carbs, sugar and artificial sweeteners.
If you have any questions or comments, please post them below. Enjoy!
Part 1 – SUGAR: The Butter Truth
Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin.
Lustig shows how our historically high intake of sugar is linked to the Western lifestyle diseases of Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, many types of heart disease—and quite possibly cancer. Given Dr. Lustig’s evidence and persuasive argument, we are going to have to make significant changes in our diet and lifestyle, and knowing the real truth about sugar is the important first step.
Run Time: 1.30 min
Part 2 – Fat Chance: Fructose 2.0
Dr. Robert Lustig, UCSF Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, updates his very popular video “Sugar: The Bitter Truth.” He argues that sugar and processed foods are driving the obesity epidemic, which in turn affects our endocrine system.
Run Time: 1.30 min
Part 3 – The Complete Skinny on Obesity
In this compilation of the popular YouTube series “The Skinny on Obesity,” Dr. Lustig and his UCSF colleagues dig deeper into the root causes of the obesity epidemic. Discover why what we eat is as important as how much we eat. Understand the effects of stress on obesity rates, and why some predict that the next generation will die younger than the current one due to obesity and the many health problems it causes.
Run Time: 58.28 min