Prof. Robert Lustig – ‘Sugar, metabolic syndrome, and cancer’

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Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L. is Professor emeritus of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He specialises in the field of neuroendocrinology, with an emphasis on the regulation of energy balance by the central nervous system. His research and clinical practice has focused on childhood obesity and diabetes. Dr. Lustig holds a Bachelor’s in Science from MIT, a Doctorate in Medicine from Cornell University. Medical College, and a Master’s of Studies in Law from U.C. Hastings College of the Law.

Dr. Lustig has fostered a global discussion of metabolic health and nutrition, exposing some of the leading myths that underlie the current pandemic of diet-related disease. He believes the food business, by pushing processed food loaded with sugar, has hacked our bodies and minds to pursue pleasure instead of happiness; fostering today’s epidemics of addiction and depression. Yet by focusing on real food, we can beat the odds against sugar, processed food, obesity, and disease.

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51 responses to “Prof. Robert Lustig – ‘Sugar, metabolic syndrome, and cancer’”

  1. Holy smokes. This is amazing and brilliant. Everyone should know this. Thank you so much for sharing!

    • James Muir I suggest you watch all his presentations.This man has changed my life. Also Jason Fung brilliant men

  2. A lot of new revolutionary thoughts about dangers of sugar. Awesome stuff!

    Still it looks like sugar alone does not explain everything, and seed oils are contributing a lot to the disease side of equation independant of obesity.

  3. Dear Prof Lustig, your lectures are always mind boggling and this is one of them I was waiting for! Being a diabetologist myself and blindly following so called best practice guidelines for 28 years, I ended up asking myself, whether I am a victim or partner of greatest medical science scam that is going around! I still do not understand why Hippocrates old saying ” Thy medicine is thy food and thy food is thy medicine” is ignored by our medical fraternity. Believe it or not most of my longest surviving patients are on Low Carb diet, I am not sure about their fat intake, despite my advise to be liberal on saturated fat! I would be grateful if you permit me to quote and use some of your slides for educational purpose.

    • avoiding high intakes of sugar, and processed toxins as vegetable oils is key to live better, longer and much much healthier. Avoiding crop pesticides will definitily help as well. Ecological food. Its REALLY hard avoding all these daily enviromental toxins we humans produce and put on our food. It shouldnt be. Its sad that its not talked about or brought up more often mainstream

    • I think it would be better to ask for permission to use Dr Lastig’s materials per email, because he probably does not read YouTube comments. You will definitely find his email address at his official uni webpage.

  4. Love listening to Prof Lustig, he explains everything so clearly with supporting data, thank you for uploading this talk

  5. If only I had known now 40 years ago, I could have avoided a lot of health problems. At least I learned this last year and have turned things around. I’ve lost 65 pounds and no longer need blood pressure medication.

  6. I was a sugar addict my whole life . Having been in a situation of chronic stress for years i ate sugar to elevate my mood & feel better . It was my drug of choice . Last year i quit sugar cold turkey last year . This month i complete 16 months being sugar free & counting . I will never eat sugar again . Once a connosieur of fine chocolate today i don’t eat even high gi fruit . I’m not going back to sugar consumption ever again

  7. This was absolutely a wonderful presentation! We definitely need to take our health back into our own hands first of all, by re-educating ourselves and our children, about nutrition, and better understanding of how and why our food choices matter so much, for preventing so many of the chronic illnesses, cancer and sickness in general.

    The second thing we need to do is collectively stop buying poisonous, toxic, processed foods, petition the food production companies to improve, or loose our business, to the increasingly new, small food companies, who are rising to meet the demand of what more and more people are wanting, which is real food, organic produce, not the GMO, chemicals, preservatives, lab made crap that’s been making so many people sick and die!

    While we won’t hold our breath waiting for the food industry to catch up, we should still hold them accountable, and as the saying goes, money speaks volumes to big corporations, big pharmaceutical too!

    The more we learn, share with others, the better we can prevent and heal, by buying from local farmers, helping small farms stay in business, since they have been almost completely wiped out by big factory farming, only concerned with their bottle line profit, and unfortunately has been allowed to use poison pesticides and insecticides, GMO’s.. controlling farmers seeds as well! The people of the US has not been represented by the majority of our many government agencies, and while big corporations, banks, and our government has become rich off of us, they have too much power, control and are right now in our face showing they don’t care about our country, and will do as they please!

    Who is sick and tired of being sick and tired, seeing loved ones suffer, die too early, and paying so much money, working so hard for crappy food, crappy health care and paying more and more for it all? We need to learn container balcony gardening, back to basics with learning things our great grandparents learned. I think realizing how much better people start to feel, while making healthier choices and taking responsibility for our own health more, will bring confidence and encouragement to others, as they see how much improvement in their health they see they can create! I know I’ve been motivated by others, who are proof, living, whole, non toxic food can be our medicine!

  8. Grateful to the conference organizers for letting Dr. Lustig go over-time, that was really useful info especially toward the end. My grandfather and father both died of cancer, and because of this talk I will take specific actions in hopes to not be the 3rd in a row.

  9. I’ve learned more on youtube over the past month concerning sugar, carbs and intermittent fasting than my primary care physician knows. I am dead serious. Time to get a younger doctor or PCP who actually does some follow-on learning after med school.

  10. What a brilliant teacher!! Was so bored of biochemistry until this lecture. Thank you Dr Lustig ❤️

  11. Thank you Sir and the whole team who provided us with this enlightened research. Both my mother and her sister died of breast cancer having gotten it originally in their mid 50’s, At age 67 I have often wondered how I dodged that bullet. I eat much more fruit and veggies (still not enough), get much more exercise too but you illuminated it for me as I began eating a Fiber Rich Diet to combat chronic constipation 47 years ago. Now I will double that.

  12. this is greatly underrated, he practically explained the cure of cancer, diabetes, and Alzeheimers (because of the fact that its known as diabetes type 3) this information is of great value.

  13. Fantastic lecture Doctor . It’s so reassuring that there are people like you out there looking to prevent illness . ‘ Just because you are obese it doesn’t mean you are sick , but just because you are thin doesn’t mean you are healthy ‘ .

  14. Quality information here. It’s such a shame this isn’t better understood and applied by so many people.

  15. I have epilepsy and I started doing keto diet 2-3 months per year also started eating on 16/8 hr schedule. My mom god diagnosed with cancer 2 years ago I’ve made my research on low carb and sugar and The Wardburg Effect a some time before and kinda knew the sphere so after her surgery I urged her to consult her doctors and try fasting/keto. The doctors have told her “if it was like that we would tell everyone to do it”. My mother died a month ago and the reason was that her intestines disintegrated because of effects of “preventative” chemo therapy being given to her for 2 years even in the time her markers were below average. Mine and my family’s life experience convinced me that “Every cured person is a client lost”. After all the human way is threating others as persons not assets but obviously not the contemporary medicine’s one. Hippocrates’s oath is obviously regarded as something formal a lot of doctors do before becoming businessmen. War is being waged against us in the illusion that the world has no major wars anymore.

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