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The Skinny on Obesity by Robert H. Lustig

The Skinny on Obesity

by Robert H. Lustig


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1 Hr.
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Watch this great new series from UCTV Prime called "The Skinny on Obesity". This 7-episode series (lasting one hour total) features Dr. Robert Lustig and two of his UCSF colleagues who look at the obesity epidemic and what has been driving it in the last 30 years. Dr. Lustig's previous UCTV video Sugar: The Bitter Truth went viral and has received over 2.5 million views to date.

In this new series Lustig's message is presented in an even clearer and more powerful way with the help of animations and documentary footage. He presents the science of obesity, debunking the idea that "a calorie is a calorie" and showing how the massive increase in fructose and sugar into our daily diets has led to a skyrocketing obesity epidemic which contributes to our most common diseases such as heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. These short videos explain how sugar consumption and obesity have now become a major public health concern in the same way that drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol are through their unavoidability, toxicity, abuse, and negative impact on society. A must-watch from UCTV!

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The Skinny on Obesity
Reviewer Ronnieloo
 June 26, 2012
While I feel this was a very well done piece, they left out something of vital importance. Genetically modified grains and foods. The grain of today does not evenly slightly resemble the grains of even ten years ago. Our bodies are not able to recognize the substance it has ingested. Monsanto's pesticides and herbicides kill pests and unwanted vegetation but the corn (or other grain) has been genetically altered so that it is not affected by the sprays and chemicals poured into and onto the ground and plants. However, simply because the plant does not recognize these deadly chemicals does not mean the plant is not absorbing it. It is then fed to our animals which produce our meat or directly to use via anything made with corn, wheat, etc. So it's a double whammy. Our body does not recognize the genetically modified grain plus we are eating dangerous chemicals. I avoid anything that is GMO and eat only meat from local farmers. (BTW...I watched this series while on my elliptical on mountain climb at the maxxed out setting!) Many countries have banned Monsanto products and grains, however the United States seems to turn a blind eye to the onslaught of horrors being produced by them, including the health issues created thereof.

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