Robert H. Lustig - Author

About the Author

Dr Robert Lustig has spent the past sixteen years treating childhood obesity and studying the effects of sugar on the central nervous system and metabolism. He is the Director of the UCSF Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health Program and also a member of the Obesity Task Force of the Endocrine Society.

Featured books by Robert H. Lustig

Fat Chance The Bitter Truth About Sugar

Fat Chance The Bitter Truth About Sugar

Author: Robert H. Lustig Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Sugar is toxic, addictive and everywhere. So what chance do you have of living sugar-free? We all know the obvious culprits when it comes to sugar, but now Dr Robert Lustig reveals how much is hidden in our diet. Our dependence on sugar-laden processed foods has manifested in shocking levels of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and heart disease. 'Fat Chance' exposes the political and business interests behind our modern diet, and shows why exercise and the latest food fads won't work for everyone who wants to get fitter. The real key to regulating our hunger is to understand why every calorie is different. Cutting out sugar is not just about making us thin - it's about giving us more than a fat chance of a healthier, happier and smarter life!

Other books by Robert H. Lustig

Hacking of the American Mind

Hacking of the American Mind

Author: Robert H. Lustig Format: eBook Release Date: 12/09/2017

"e;Explores how industry has manipulated our most deep-seated survival instincts."e;David Perlmutter, MD, Author, #1 New York Times bestseller,Grain BrainandBrain MakerThe New York Timesbestselling author of Fat Chance reveals the corporate scheme to sell pleasure, driving the international epidemic of addiction, depression, and chronic disease. While researching the toxic and addictive properties of sugar for his New York Times bestseller Fat Chance, Robert Lustig made an alarming discoveryour pursuit of happiness is being subverted by a culture of addiction and depression from which we may never recover. Dopamine is the ';reward' neurotransmitter that tells our brains we want more; yet every substance or behavior that releases dopamine in the extreme leads to addiction. Serotonin is the ';contentment' neurotransmitter that tells our brains we don't need any more; yet its deficiency leads to depression. Ideally, both are in optimal supply. Yet dopamine evolved to overwhelm serotoninbecause our ancestors were more likely to survive if they were constantly motivatedwith the result that constant desire can chemically destroy our ability to feel happiness, while sending us down the slippery slope to addiction. In the last forty years, government legislation and subsidies have promoted ever-available temptation (sugar, drugs, social media, porn) combined with constant stress (work, home, money, Internet), with the end result of an unprecedented epidemic of addiction, anxiety, depression, and chronic disease. And with the advent of neuromarketing, corporate America has successfully imprisoned us in an endless loop of desire and consumption from which there is no obvious escape. With his customary wit and incisiveness, Lustig not only reveals the science that drives these states of mind, he points his finger directly at the corporations that helped create this mess, and the government actors who facilitated it, and he offers solutions we can all use in the pursuit of happiness, even in the face of overwhelming opposition. Always fearless and provocative, Lustig marshals a call to action, with seminal implications for our health, our well-being, and our culture.

Sugar Has 56 Names

Sugar Has 56 Names

Author: Robert H. Lustig Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2013

In the newest edition of The Dietary Guidelines for Americans,the U.S. government has for the very first time limited the amount of sugar that it is safe for us to consume. Yet sugar hides behind many names on ingredient lists, making it sometimes impossible to discover. Although "e;evaporated cane juice"e; might be easy enough to puzzle out what about ';diastatic malt' or ';panocha?' InSugar Has 56 Names,Robert H. Lustig, MD, bestselling author ofFat Chanceand The Fat Chance Cookbook, provides a list of ingredient names that food manufacturers use to disguise sugar content as well as a rundown of common grocery store items and their total sugar content. Concise and direct,Sugar Has 56 Namesis an essential tool for smart shopping.

Fat Chance

Fat Chance

Author: Robert H. Lustig Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2012

Robert Lustig's 90-minute YouTube video ';Sugar: The Bitter Truth', has been viewed more than two million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years. In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. The result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control. To help us lose weight and recover our health, Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress; and societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation. Compelling, controversial, and completely based in science, Fat Chance debunks the widely held notion to prove ';a calorie is NOT a calorie', and takes that science to its logical conclusion to improve health worldwide.

Obesity Before Birth Maternal and prenatal influences on the offspring

Obesity Before Birth Maternal and prenatal influences on the offspring

Author: Robert H. Lustig Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/11/2012

This volume will explore the epidemiology and the basic mechanisms of each of these prenatal phenomena, in an attempt to explain the role of the prenatal environment in promoting postnatal weight gain. This information will contribute to resolving the nature-nurture controversy. This information provides guidance to clinical practitioners involved in both prenatal and postnatal care. This volume further stimulates research into underlying mechanisms and prevention and treatment of this phenomenon.

Obesity Before Birth Maternal and prenatal influences on the offspring

Obesity Before Birth Maternal and prenatal influences on the offspring

Author: Robert H. Lustig Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2010

This volume will explore the epidemiology and the basic mechanisms of each of these prenatal phenomena, in an attempt to explain the role of the prenatal environment in promoting postnatal weight gain. This information will contribute to resolving the nature-nurture controversy. This information provides guidance to clinical practitioners involved in both prenatal and postnatal care. This volume further stimulates research into underlying mechanisms and prevention and treatment of this phenomenon.

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