Sickly sweet: The science and policy of fructose overconsumption in America

About the webinar

America's' sweet-laden diet is helping drive obesity and chronic metabolic disease. Join Dr. Robert Lustig, noted pediatrician, neuroendocrinologist and author, as he explores the science behind this phenomenon, as laid out in his new book, Fat Chance. Lustig also addresses America's fructose addiction as an outgrowth of bad policies and a bad environment. His research reveals how food industry practices lay the groundwork for overconsumption of fructose, how government policy first enabled them, and then more recently turned a blind eye as sugar politics became charged. Stacia Clinton, RD, LDN, chair of the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will provide a response.

Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Health Care Without Harm
Healthy Food Action
National Physicians Alliance

San Francisco Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility

Presentation Slides


Stacia Clinton, RD, LDN

Health Care Without Harm

Stacia Clinton, RD LDN, works with the global non-profit organization Health Care Without Harm, bringing her experience as a registered and licensed dietitian in the state of Massachusetts. In New…

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Robert H. Lustig, MD

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Robert H. Lustig is an American pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he is a professor of clinical pediatrics. He practices in the field of…

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Posted March 19, 2013