Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist, has spent the past 16 years treating childhood obesity and studying the effects of sugar on the central nervous system, metabolism, and disease. He is the director of the Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health Program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, a member of the UCSF Institute for Health Policy Studies, and a member of the Obesity Task Force of both the Endocrine Society and the Pediatric Endocrine Society. His book, Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease, was recently published by Hudson Street Press.
One form of it may be toxic in high doses. Here’s why: