Robert Lustig

Jan. 11, 2013

The Fallacies of Fat

In Fat Chance, obesity doc Robert Lustig deconstructs the mythology on fat and exercise.

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Feb. 17, 2012

Should Sugar Be Regulated Like Alcohol?

Pediatrician Robert Lustig says fructose can be as harmful as alcohol, if taken in large quantities.

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