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Friday, March 3, 2017

Lecture Series: “Processed Food: An Experiment that Failed”

News, Past Lectures
Join us Tuesday, March 7, for the next lecture in the 2017 Medical Center Lecture Series: "Processed Food: An Experiment that Failed," presented by Neuroendocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig. (And now that his lecture has passed, you can watch it here!)

Dr. Lustig’s research has led him to explore the specific role of fructose and other sugars as a mediator of chronic diseases. His recent New York Times bestseller, “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease,” illuminates the causes of obesity and challenges the dogma of “a calorie is a calorie”. His YouTube video, "Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” went viral and has been viewed over 7 million times. The Financial Times called it sugar’s “tobacco moment.”

Dr. Lustig is also on the Sugarscience team at the University of California - San Francisco. Developed by a team of health scientists from the university, is designed as an authoritative source for the scientific evidence of sugar and its impact on health.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Dr. Lustig (pictured at right) graduated from MIT and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College. He completed his pediatrics residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and his clinical fellowship at UCSF. From there he spent six years as a postdoctoral fellow and research associate in neuroendocrinology at Rockefeller University. Dr. Lustig has authored 105 peer-reviewed articles and 65 reviews, mentored 20 pediatric endocrine fellows, and trained numerous other allied health professionals. Prior to coming to the University of California he worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., where he was charged with the endocrine care of many children whose hypothalami, which are responsible for various metabolic processes, had been damaged by brain tumors, radiation and chemotherapy.

Mark your calendar to attend this provocative and informative lecture. Learn more about the role of sugar, exercise and our relationships with food. As with all of the lectures in the series, it will take place at 5 p.m. at the Cultural Center Theatre. You can read more about the 2017 Lecture Series and read about past lectures here. A special thank-you to Baptist Health South Florida for sponsoring this lecture.

Mark your calendar:
March 14 & 15: Medical Center Annual Fun-Raiser
March 23: “Night Out” at the Medical Center

Check the Calendar of Events for more information about these and other events at the Medical Center.


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