by Chris Masterjohn
I'm a late-comer to this video so many of you may have already seen it, but if you haven't, check it out! It's long, but once you start watching it, you won't want to stop.
In Sugar: The Bitter Truth, Dr. Robert Lustig explains how fructose, at the high doses found in table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, is metabolized just like alcohol, causes liver toxicity, and is likely the primary contributor to today's obesity epidemic. Of course, the fact that sugar and high-fructose corn syrup are bad for you is nothing new, but trust me, this video excellent and is definitely a must-see.
I first found this lecture after listening to Dr. Lustig's interview with Jimmy Moore on the Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show, a great show I've been on before. Sean Croxton also interviewed him on his Underground Wellness show, which I've also been on in the past. Dr. Lustig goes into greater detail on these shows about his research showing that pharmacologically blocking excess insulin in survivors of brain tumors caused them to spontaneously start eating less and exercising more, studies that launched his interest in fructose, insulin resistance, and obesity.
Sean and Jimmy have a whole boatload of other great interviews too.
Read more about the author, Chris Masterjohn, PhD, here.