Episode 35: How Sweet It Is with Dr. Robert Lustig
Today on _ Eating Matters _, hosts Kim Kessler and Jenna Liut welcome Dr. Robert Lustig to the show talking about America’s over-consumption of sugar as well as its implications on the country’s health. A pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco, and one of the foremost childhood-obesity researchers, Dr. Lustig shares how he became involved with the sweet research as well as other interests that have played into his clinical observations. Is all sugar created equally? Should we go as far to consider sugar poisonous to the body? Tune in for this truly informed discussion for more!
“When your insulin is high, you would rather store it than burn it. As it turns out, all of our insulins are 2 to 4 times higher today than they were 40 years ago, and the question is, what happened to our environment to make this change?” [5:02] –Dr. Robert Lustig on Eating Matters