Professor Robert H Lustig: Talks At Google — A Calorie Is Not A Calorie

Professor Robert H Lustig, argues that the sugar, fructose, should be medically defined as a poison. In this lecture, Professor Lustig asserts that, ” …a calorie is not a calorie”, before going on to explain why processed sugar, of all types, is far more destructive to health than calories from almost any other source. In short, diet and exercise, combined with eating fewer calories from food of all kinds does not produce sustained weight-loss, healthy weight, or an efficient metabolism. Lustig explains, very clearly why it is sugar and not fat intake that is the single largest contributor to maintenance of healthy weight, and the most significant reduction of the risk of developing obesity related diseases.

The sound quality is not as good as I would like it to be, but I encourage you to be patient. Professor Lustig’s knowledge is well worth sharing.

Filmed for: Talks At Google, 2011.

Last Checked/Updated: August 12, 2019.

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