If you are anything like me, you enjoy watching documentaries and videos based on social and scientific research. The following video is a lecture from Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology. He explores what he truly believes is causing the rapid growth rate of obesity in America. Bookmark this video if you don’t have time to watch it now, it is 90 min. long, but please come back and watch it in its entirity. I promise, you will learn something. Also I would love to hear what colleagues of mine in the medical field have to say about Dr. Lustig’s work.
I am definitely late to the party since Dr. Lustig posted this video back in 2009, but was made aware after his video was referenced in a recent NYT article. This is definitely a conversation worth having as I see it. Kids and adults alike are growing ever more addicted to soft drinks and foods stuffed full of preservatives and sugar. Take a look at the video and article and tell me your thoughts.