• The levels of refined sugar in processed foods are quite astonishing.
  • With the advent of high fructose corn syrup the story takes on a new twist.


  • Is sugar a toxin that's fueling the global obesity epidemic? That's the argument UCSF's Dr. Robert Lustig made in Sugar: The Bitter Truth, a 2009 UCTV video that's since gone viral and sparked a national dialogue. In The Skinny on Obesity, a 7-part series from UCTV Prime, Dr. Lustig and two of his UCSF colleagues tease out the science behind this alarming claim and the dire threat it poses to global public health.
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