60 MINUTES INTERVIEWS ROBERT LUSTIG ON SUGAR & PROCESSED CARBOHYDRATES
I am home alone for a few days. I flipped on the T.V. last evening to watch some Olympics (wanted to catch the finals of the 100 meters) and my wife happened to be taping 60 minutes. The first segment of the program was an interview with Robert H. Lustig M.D. Lustig is a professor at the University of San Francisco, but he is not your everyday run-of-the-mill M.D. who DOES NOT GIVE A RIP about the nutritional status of his patients (which he believes to be the number one underlying cause of a myriad of health problems). He wanted to know why he was seeing so many patients --- many of them young children ---- with INFLAMMATORY DISEASES such as OBESITY, HIGH CHOLESTEROL, INSULIN RESISTANCE / DIABETES, and all the markers of heart disease. His conclusion; sugar ---- the worst offender being HFCS or High Fructose Corn Syrup. Before you write Dr. Lustig off as just another in an ever growing list of "Anti-Sugar Fanatics", check out his credentials. Wikipedia's bio on Lustig has this to say.
Lustig obtained his bachelors degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1976, and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1980. From there, he spent six years as a research associate in neuroendocrinology at The Rockefeller University. He performed his pediatric residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, and his clinical fellowship at University of California San Francisco which he joined in 1984. He has authored over 85 research articles and 45 book chapters. He is the former Chairman of the Obesity Task Force of the Pediatric Endocrine Society, a member of the Obesity Task force of The Endocrine Society, and on the Steering Committee of the International Endocrine Alliance to Combat Obesity. On May 26, 2009, Lustig gave a lecture called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth”, which is posted on YouTube. The video has gone viral.
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).