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Video: Robert Lustig on Sugar, Obesity and the Diabetes Epidemic (from CNN)

Published on April 5, 2013,

Dr Robert Lustig, author of the book Fat Chance, was interviewed on CNN to discuss the diabetes epidemic which is costing the US $245 billion per year.  In this 4 minute clip Dr Lustig explains the difference between obesity itself and the actual diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardio vascular disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease that are more likely to affect obese people (collectively termed metabolic syndrome). Dr Lustig explains that obesity does not cause the diseases, but is instead a marker for them and normal weight people need to worry about these diseases just as much. So what’s to blame? In Dr Lustig’s opinion the ‘single most actionable item’ is reducing the availability of sugar in our diet…

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