Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL
Dr. Lustig is a Member of the Institute of Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist, whose research focuses on the regulation of energy balance by the central nervous system. He is currently investigating the contribution of nutritional, neural, hormonal, and genetic influences in the expression of the current obesity epidemic and diabetes both in children and adults. Dr. Lustig graduated from MIT in 1976, and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1980, and his Masters of Studies of Law from UC Hastings College of the Law in 2013. Dr. Lustig is the past Chairman of the Ad hoc Obesity Task Force of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society, a current member of the Obesity Task Force of The Endocrine Society, and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association of the Bay Area. He is the author of many articles, chapters, and reviews on childhood obesity, including the academic volume “Obesity before birth”, and the popular books “Fat Chance: beating the odds against sugar, processed food, obesity, and disease” and “The Fat Chance Cookbook”. He is also President of The Institute for Responsible Nutrition, a non-profit dedicated to eradicating childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Robert H. Lustig is an American pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics.
- Processed food: an experiment that failed
- Saving Social Security
- The three myths of the food industry
- The four myths underlying health care
- Sugar: policy vs. politics
- Sweetening the pot: rethinking investment around food
- The case for societal action to reverse chronic disease
- Healthy, wealthy, and wise? The consequences of the Western Diet
- Darwin, diet, disease, and dollars
- Corporate wealth or public health?
- Sugar: the elephant in the kitchen
Speech Topics For Medical Professionals:
- Sugar, metabolic syndrome, and cancer
- Is sugar toxic beyond its calories?
- What is metabolic syndrome, and why are children getting it?
- Tooth decay and liver decay: What did the dentists know, and when did they know it?
- Dietary factors, NAFLD, and metabolic syndrome
- Why sugars hurt Asians more
- Targeting insulin in obesity
- Is diabesity due to a poison?
- The neuroendocrinology of obesity
- Sugar, hormones, and addiction