Robert Lustig Media Archives

Globally, hundreds of millions have been exposed to the work of Dr. Robert Lustig.

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BBC News, August 19, 2006, ‘Toxic diets’ fuel child obesity

KQED Public Radio: forum with Michael Kransy, August 15, 2006, Obesity & Starvation

SF Gate, April 12, 2006, Obese? A ‘poisoned’ food supply may be to blame, UCSF Expert Says by Erin Allday

UCSF News Center, August 11, 2006, Childhood obesity caused by “toxic environment” of Western diets, study says by Phyllis Brown


New York Daily News, October 20, 2009, High fructose corn syrup fuels our latest addiction epidemic by Dave Moore and Bill Manville

UCTV UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public, July 27, 2009, Sugar: The Bitter Truth


UCSF News Center, March 11, 2010, UCSF Lecture on Sugar & Obesity Goes Viral as Experts Confront Health Crisis by Kate Vidinsky


Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, November 14th, 2011, Is Sugar Toxic?, a podcast

Que Pasa: Tecnologia & Ciencia (in Spanish), Sin azucar, por favor by Francisco Aravena F.

Folha de San Paulo, July 24, 2011, Acucar causa dependencia como alcool e cigarro, diz medico (in Portuguese) by Patricia Campos Mello

2011 COAST/UCOP Symposium on UCTV, July 19, Sugar Highs and Lows: How to Have a Sweet Ending – Interventions to Reduce Sugar Consumption, with Dr. Robert Lustig, View the PowerPoint presentation here.

KQED Public Radio Forum, April 21, 2011, Sugar and Health

New York Times, April 13, 2011, Is Sugar Toxic? by Gary Taubes


The REAL reason you eat too much: New theory could revolutionize the way we lose weight by Louise Atkinson, Mail Online, December 31, 2012

The low fad diet by Tim Rayment, The Sunday Times, December 30, 2012

Bring Back Home Ec — and This Time, for Boys, Too! by Robert Lustig, Cindy Gershen, and Shane Valentine, The Huffington Post (The Blog), December 27, 2012

Sugar Controversies: Should government restrict sugar consumption? by Marcia Clemmitt, CQ Researcher, November 30, 2012

Le sucre, c’est pas du gateau by Catherine Girard (French), Quebec Science, November 23, 2012

Would you coupe without your annual sugar fix? I went through 40 bags a year before I quit on my dangerous addiction by Alice Smellie, UK Mail Online, November 10, 2012

Toxic Sugar by Clare Pain, Cosmos: The Science of Everything

Die süße Droge by Von Shafy, Samiha (in German), Der Speigel

Robert Lustig:”Nuestro actual ambiente nutricional es toxico por exceso de azucar y falta de fibra” by Nora Bar (in Spanish), La Nacion

The Truth About Sugar by Rachael Moeller Gorman, Eating Well: Where Good Taste Meets Good Health

Swapping Out Sugary Soda for Diet Drinks May Help Tip the Scale In Your Favor by Allison Aubrey, NPR The Salt: What’s On Your Plate

Episode #19: Robert Lustig, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin

A Thought for Food, June 27th, 2012

Sugar in the Morning, Sugar in the Evening, Sugar at Suppertime Podcast with David Hoffman, presented by Science & the City and the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science

Soda: Ban it? Nah. Tax it? Yep. by Maddie Oatman. Mother Jones, June 18, 2012

Is a Soda Tax a Good Idea? by Kiera Butler & Maddie Oatman, Mother Jones, June 18, 2012

The Men Who Made Us Fat: A 12 Part YouTube Documentary by Jacques Peretti; Dr. Lustig is featured in part 3. June 15, 2012

Why our food is making us fat by Jacques Peretti. The Guardian (UK), June 11, 2012.

Sweet Poison*, reported by Allison Langdon. 60 Minutes (Australia), June 8,2012

USA Today, June 8, 2012 Health advocates go sour on sugar by Nanci Hellmich

New York Daily News, June 3, 2012, Sugar is killing us by Robert H. Lustig

Project Syndicate: A World of Ideas, May 28, 2012

The Diet Debacle by Robert H. Lustig

When a Sugar High Isn’t Enough by David Segal. The New York Times, April 21, 2012

Sounding the Sugar Alarms by Chris Woolston. Los Angeles Times, April 14, 2012,

UCTV Prime: The Skinny on Obesity Series, April 13th through May 25th, 2012

Sugar and Processed Food and Childhood Obesity. Yale Rudd Center Food Policy & Obesity, April 4th, 2012

ABC News Good Morning America, April 4, 2012, Sugar Regulated as a “Controlled Substance”?

NY Daily News, April 2, 2012, Sugar is as Addictive as Cocaine by Lindsay Goldwert

60 Minutes, April 1, 2012

Is Sugar Toxic? by Sanjay Gupta, 60 Minutes Overtime: Sugar and Kids: The Toxic Truth

The New York Times, March 30, 2012, Puberty Before Age 10: ‘A New Normal’? by Elizabeth Weil

NPR: On Point with Tom Ashbrook, March 1, 2012, Regulating Sugar

Foodconsumer, February 27, 2012

Insulin and Fructose, the Cause of Obesity? by Dr. Mercola

NPR with Ira Flatow on Science Friday, February 17, 2012, Should Sugar be Regulated like Alcohol?

The Atlantic, February 21, 2012, The Most Unhappy of Pleasures: This is Your Brain on Sugar by Rob Lustig

JumpstartMD Lecture, February 3, 2012, Dangers of Sugar – Part 1

New York Daily News, February 3, 2012, Should sugar be taxed like tobacco and alcohol?

Nature 482, pages 27-29, February 1, 2012, Public Health: The Toxic Truth About Sugar by Robert H. Lustig, Laura A. Schmidt, and Claire D. Brindis

CNN Health, February 1, 2012, Opinion: Why we should regulate sugar like alcohol by Laura Schmidt

UCSF News Center, February 1, 2012, Societal Control of Sugar Essential to Ease Public Health Burden by Juliana Bunim


Doing the Sugar Math for Halloween: Research explains kids’ cravings but fails to find evidence of ‘sugar highs’ by Bonnie Rochman
The Wall Street Journal, October 28, 2013

Fructose: the poison index – A ruling on fructose boosts the powerful sugar industry, either by incompetence of collusion, but is based on pseudoscience by Robert Lustig
The Guardian, October 21st, 2013

Sugar – the elephant in the kitchen, Robert Lustig at TEDxBermuda


October 19, 2013, Fat Chance: Fructose 2.0


Eating for Health (and Pleasure): The UCSF Guide to Good Nutrition 10/21/2013

The Secrets of Sugar by Ronna Syed and Allya Davidson, The Fifth Estate: Canada’s Premier Investigative Program, October 4, 2013

Sugar: The Bitter Truth – A radio interview by Doug Fabrizio, KUER, Salt Lake City: Radio West, October 3, 2013

We’re all sugar junkies now: Britons now wolf down an almost unimaginable 160 teaspoons of it a week – and the even worse news? It really IS addictive by Rosie Boycott, UK Daily Mail Online, September 14th, 2013

How and Why to Rid Sugar from your Diet: Robert Lustig creates a shopping guide to spot sugar in your foodby Rachel Pomerance
USNews, September 12, 2013

Oh sugar: fructose, the sweet white poison by Anthony King, The Irish Times, September 12, 2013

Is sugar toxic? By Greg Dixon, The New Zealand Herald, September 6, 2013

Is sugar a toxin? Experts debate the role of fructose in our obesity epidemic by Tamar Haspel, The Washington Post, September 2, 2013

Sugar Policy, Health Care, and the Law – C-Span Video, August 28, 2013

Weight Gain is More than Just a Behavior (with special guest Dr. Robert Lustig), Nutritional Weight and Wellness, August 24, 2013

Skeptick Check: Got a Sweet Truth? Big Picture Science at the SETI Institute, August 19, 2013

Listen to Rob on Radio New Zealand talking about Sugar, August 2013.

The Truth About Sugar by Doug Fabrizio, RadioWest | Likuer, August 13, 2013. An article and radio interview.

Toxic Sugar? Rob on Catalyst ABC Television in Australia, August 8, 2013.

Is Sugar Really Toxic? Sifting through the Evidence by Ferris Jabr, Scientific American Blog Network, July 15, 2013

Sugar Love (A not so sweet story)” in National Geographic by Rich Cohen. It’s the story of sugar.

Is Boy Scouts’ ban on the severely obese severely misguided? by Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times: Science Now, July 16, 2013

We’re exercising more but still fighting obesity, study shows by Noam N. Levey and Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times, July 10, 2013

A Conversation with Robert Lustig, MD, MSL by Stanford T. Shulman, MD, Pediatric Annals, July 2013 – Volume 42, Issue 7, p. 296

Endocrinologist tells Ideas Fest audience: Sugar is the root of all evil by Gail P. Montany, Aspen Business Journal, June 29, 2013

Robert Lustig: A Calorie is Not a Calorie – Interview at the Aspen Ideas Festival, genConnect, June 29, 2013

GRAS? Smoke It, Don’t Eat It by Rob Lustig, Huffington Post Blog

Listen to Dr. Lustig on Your Legal Rights, KALW. May 22, 2013

Still Believe A Calorie Is A Calorie? by Robert Lustig, Huffington Post, April 27, 2013

Watch Dr. Lustig on the Swedish program, korrespondenterna. April 2, 2013

Sugar – the elephant in the kitchen, Robert Lustig at TEDxBermuda

The Truth About Sugar by Heather Millar, Prevention Magazine, March 2013

Ten local innovators speculate about what will come to pass – and cease to exist – within the next ten yearsby Annie Tittiger, San Francisco Magazine, March 29th, 2013

Why hours at the gym may not translate into the bikini body you’re hoping for on The Cycle, March 28, 2013

Fat Chance on The Colbert Report with Steven Colbert!, March 28th, 2013

Public Defenders; Aleksandar Hemon; Typhoid Mary; and Robert Lusting on Sugar, Fat, and Health on The Leonard Lopate Show
March 28th, 2013

Sugar, not fat, exposed as deadly villain in obesity epidemic by Sarah Boseley, The Guardian, March 20th, 2013

Balaji Ravichandran: Sugar is the new tobacco by BMJ Group, BMJ Group Blogs, March 15th, 2013

Sugar’s Role in Rise of Diabetes Gets Clearer by Eliza Barclay,, March 1st, 2013

Availability of sugar influences rate of diabetes, study says by Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times, February 27th, 2013

It’s the Sugar, Folks by Mark Bittman, The New York Times Opinion Pages, February 27th, 2013

Still Believe ‘A Calorie is a Calorie’? by Robert Lustig, MD, HuffPost Healthy Living, February 27th, 2013

Sugar War: Is the sweet stuff toxic? with Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell
CBS This Morning

Food Fight! by Kevin Featherly, Delta Sky Magazine, February 2013

Rob talks with Michael Krasny:

Fat Chance: 11 common-sense tips to eat, live healthier (slide show), Washington Post, January 25, 2013

What sugar really does to your body by Deborah Kotz,, January 16, 2013

Author dishes on food industry’s role in obesity by Monica Eng, Chicago Tribune, January 16, 2013

Dr. Robert H. Lustig talks sugar, ‘Fat Chance’ by Georgia Kral, AM New York, January 15, 2013

The Fallacies of Fat (audio), Science Friday

Opinion: A fast-food, sugar fiasco by Robert Lustig, CNN Health, January 11, 2013

How Sugar Sneaks Into Your Diet by Ava Feuer, Redbook, January 11, 2013

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Defusing the health care time bomb by Rob Lustig, SFGate, January 5, 2013

Big food companies should start to worry about tobacco-like lawsuits by Stephanie Gruner Buckley, Quartz, January 3, 2013

How much ‘invisible’ sugar do you eat? by Samuel Muston, The Independent, January 3, 2013

Fat and sugar are just as deadly as cigarettes by Camilla Cavendish, The Times, January 3, 2013

Too much sugar in diet to be blamed for obesity epidemic, The Siasat Daily, January 2, 2013

The Sweet Lowdown: Exposing the Unhealthy Truth About Sugar by Stephanie Schomer, The Oprah Magazine, January 2013

Crack For Kids by Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Beast, January 1, 2013

Dr. Robert Lustig crusades against sugar by Erin Allday, SFGate, January 1, 2013

Is sugar the next tobacco? by Elizabeth Weil, Salon, January 1, 2013


You Asked: What’s The Healthiest Sweetener by Markham Heid, Time, December 24, 2014

F.D.A. Must Define and Enforce the Term “Natural” by Robert Lustig and Marsha Cohen, New York Times, November 11, 2014

Robert Lustig: The Man Who Believes Sugar is Poison by Zoe Williams, Guardian, August 24, 2014

Sugar: A Love/Hate Relationship. Why We Can’t Ever Give Up the Sweet Stuff by Mary Meehan, Forbes, August 18, 2014

Rare Condition Makes Kids Intensely Hungry 24/7abcNews, August 15, 2014

Off sugar, and wanting to tear my eyes out by William F.B. O’Reilly, Newsday, August 15, 2014

Low carb athlete raises 200,000 dollars for no-sugar campaign by rowing for 45 days by Joanne Eglash;, August 15, 2014

Sweet Revenge: Dr. Robert Lustig Explains How to Cut Sugar, Lose Weight, and Turn the Tables on Processed Foods by Shelby Pope, KQED, August 6, 2014

Viewpoints: Don’t believe industry-paid ‘experts’ on soda and diabetes by Robert Lustig & Michael Goran; The Sacramento Bee, July 23, 2014

Sugar: The “Ditch” of American Health Care by Robert Lustig, San Francisco Medical Society Magazine, Vol 87, No 6, July/Aug 2014, pages 17-18

Healthy, wealthy and wise? by Robert Lustig, C3 Collaborating for Health, London, UK, July 11, 2014

Professor Robert Lustig in Parliament on Sugar, Valerie Vaz MP blog, July 9, 2014

Prof Lustig: Food industry worse than drug dealers Channel 4 News

Double Dipping to ‘Save’ Our Health Care System: One group is trying to gut nutrition standards and, in the process, deep-six Obamacare by Robert Lustig, US News Health & Wellness, June 11, 2014

How Sugar Went From a Condiment to a Diet Staple by Robert Lustig, TIME, June 3, 2014

Sugar is Poison‘ – All In With Chris HayesM A spot on the new documentary, FedUp.

Is a Calorie Just a Calorie? Why Overdosing on Sugar Could Be Killing You with Joe and Terry Graedon, the People’s Pharmacy, May 24, 2014

KPFK Background Briefing, NPR Los Angeles, Dr. Lustig’s contribution begins on Minute 22

Dr. Lustig on Real Time with Bill Maher HBO, May 16, 2014 The video here is the Overtime portion of the show. The interview can be seen hereOvertime: May 16, 2014

One Man Against Sugar by Sam Apple

Why All Calories Are Not Created Equal: Dr. Robert Lustig on the Science of Sugar, KCRW Good Food, May 16, 2014

MIT Technology Review, Apriil 23, 2014

View from the Nutritional Battlefield by Robert Lustig, M.D., M.S.L., A Sweet Life, May 1, 2014

Dinner in 30 Minutes: Fat Chance? by Rheanna O’Neil Bellomo, Parents: goodyblog, April 3, 2014

Physician-author spreads the ‘bitter truth’ about bad food by Rebecca Heliot, Houston Chronicle, March 25, 2014

Contest teaches students how to cook, eat well by Jill Tucker, SFGate, March 18, 2014

WHO: 5 percent of calories should be from sugar by Maria Cheng, The State, March 5th, 2014

Special report: Sugar – the bitter truth? by Anna Pursglove, Mail Online, March 1, 2014

Fat and Fiction (and Sugar) by Kara Miller and Amanda McGowan, WGBH News, Innovation Hub, February 20, 2014

Learning to Cut the Sugar by Anahad O’Connor, The New York Times Well Blog, February 19, 2014

The plot to make Big Food pay by Helena Bottemiller Evich, Politico, February 12, 2014

John Yudkin: the man who tried to warn us about sugar by Julia Llewellyn Smith, The Sydney Morning Herald, February 12, 2014

7 Surprising Reasons to Give Up Sugar by Leah Zerbe, abcNEWS, January 26, 2014

Dr. Lustig on Kron4 speaking about what you can do to reduce your sugar intake and promoting his new cookbook – The Fat Chance Cookbook.

Fat Chance: What’s Wrong With Our Food? Quantity or Quality? by Robert Lustig
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, January 17, 2014

Listen to Robert Lustig on The Leonard Lopate Show, with guest host Jonathan Capehart

Life is Sweet? An interview with Robert Lustig by Kate Womersley remedianetwork, January 3, 2014

The Sugar Addiction Taboo: When an you call a food addictive? by Robert Lustig
The Atlantic, January 2, 2014


In Defense of Food the film, Too Much Sugar segment by Michael Pollan, PBS, December 30, 2015.

This Junk-Food-Funded Elementary School Curriculum is Bonkers by Julia Lurie, Mother Jones, December 2, 2015.

How Sweet It Is with Dr. Robert Lustig podcast by Eating Matters on Heritage Radio Network, November 19, 2015.

FDA Says Americans Should Cut Added Sugar by Marisa Taylor, Al Jazeera America, November 12, 2015.

Less Sugar May Mean Better Insulin Sensitivity in Obese Children by Parker Brown, Medpage Today, November 9, 2015.

Cutting Sugar Improves Kids’ Health in 10 Days by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN, November 7, 2015.

Here’s a Diet That Actually Works, and Has the Science to Prove It by Tom Philpott, Mother Jones, November 2, 2015.

Sugar Officially Worse For You Than Fat, Says Science by Caithlin Pena, Your Tango, November 5, 2015.

Here’s Why Cutting Sugar Intake Is Sweet For Your Child’s Health by Katrina Pascual, Tech Times, October 30, 2015.

Dramatic Effect Of Limiting Sugar For 9 Days, New Zealand Herald, October 29, 2015.

Food Companies Should Stop Fighting The Obvious: Sugar Is Ruining Our Health by Robert Lustig, Washington Post, October 29, 2015.

Cutting Sugar From Kids’ Diets Appears To Have A Beneficial Effect In Just 10 Days by Ariana Eunjung Cha, Washington Post, October 28, 2015.

Cutting Sugar Improves Children’s Health In Just 10 Days by Anahad O’Connor, New York Times, October 27, 2015,

Restricting Sugar, Not Calories, Found To Improve Youths’ Health by Victoria Colliver, San Francisco Chronicle, October 27, 2015.

Sugar Is Definitely Toxic, A New Study Says by Alice Park, Time, October 27, 2015.

These Kids Stopped Eating Added Sugar And Then They Got Healthier by Anna Almendrala, Huffington Post, October 27, 2015.

Sugar Isn’t Just Empty, Fattening Calories –It’s Making Us Sick by Robert Lustig, The Conversation, October 27, 2015.

Removing Sugar From Diet For Just Nine Days Can Have ‘Dramatic Results,’ New Study Claims by Rose Troup Buchanan, Independent, October 27, 2015.

Cutting Sugar ‘Can Improve Health In Nine Days’ by Laura Donnelly, Telegraph, October 27, 2015.

Cutting Sugar For 9 Days Made Kids Look Healthier: Study by Maggie Fox, NBC News, October 27, 2015.

Health Threat Of Sugar Is Vastly Underestimated, Study Claims by Sarah Boseley, Guardian, October 27, 2015.

Study Links Sugar To Conditions That Lead To Diabetes, Heart Disease In Children by Betsey McKay and Mike Esterl, Wall Street Journal, October 27, 2015.

No Doubt Sugar Is Toxic, Linked To Metabolic Syndrome by Rihanna John, Gracious Column, October 27, 2015.

McGraw Cancer Awareness Symposium Focuses On Processed Food by Sam Wildow, Troy Daily News, October 27, 2015.

Obese Children’s Health Rapidly Improves After Reducing Sugar In Small Study by News Staff, Science 2.0, October 27, 2015.

What Happens When Sugary Foods Are Cut by Betsey McKay and Mike Esterl, MSN, October 27, 2015.

Cutting Sugar Boosts Kids’ Health Immediately by Dennis Thompson, WebMD, October 27, 2015.

Is Cutting Sugar A Quick Fix For Children’s Health? by Dennis Thompson, CBS News, October 27, 2015.

The Science Is In: The Case For A Sugar Tax Is Overwhelming by Robert Lustig, Guardian, October 27, 2015.

Obese Children’s Health Rapidly Improves With Sugar Reduction Unrelated To Calories by Juliana Bunim, UCSF News, October 27, 2015.

Frequently Asked Questions about Isocaloric Fructose Restriction And Metabolic Improvement In Children With Obesity And Metabolic Syndrome by Robert Lustig, Institute for Responsible Nutrition, October 27, 2015.

Isocaloric fructose restriction and metabolic improvement in children with obesity and metabolic syndrome. Lustig, R. H., Mulligan, K., Noworolski, S. M., Tai, V. W., Wen, M. J., Erkin-Cakmak, A., Gugliucci, A. and Schwarz, J.-M. (2015). Obesity. doi: 10.1002/oby.21371

UNC Draws Flak For Naming Children’s Clinic After Donut Maker by Parker Brown, Medpage Today, October 20, 2015.

19 Ways To Give Up Sugar by Rodale Wellness Blog, Huffington Post, October 16, 2015.

You Asked: Should I Count Calories? by Markham Heid,, October 14, 2015.

9 Big Fat Lies You Believe About Fat by Elizabeth Narins,, October 5, 2015.

Is This The Real Reason We Are Obese? Doctor Says Australians Have Been Duped Into Overdosing On The ‘Dangerous’ And ‘Toxic’ Food That Is Sugar Because They Are Trying To Eat Low GI by Emily Crane, Daily Mail Australia, September 3, 2015.

Processed Food: An Experiment That Failed, 2015 EAT Food Forum, June 2, 2015.

FDA Censures Kind: A Look At Sugar And Fat Use In The “Health” Food Industry by Austin Cross, 89.3 KPCC, April 15, 2015.


The Food We Eat. NPR. November 17, 2016

How Worried Should We Be About Sugar? Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Food We Eat, November 17, 2016.

How to Stop Sugar From Sneaking Into Your Child’s Diet by Lisa Drayer, CNN, November 2, 2016.

How to Break the Junk Food Habit by Alec Rosenberg, University of California Newsroom, October 31, 2016.

Grocers Are Caught in the Middle of Soda Wars by Stephen Stock, Robert Campos, Jeremy Carroll and Felipe Escamilla, NBC Bay Area, October 31, 2016.

In the Fight Against Obesity, the Real Enemy is Oversimplification by Tamar Haspel, Undark, October 13, 2016.

Are Health Groups Helping to Fuel the Obesity Epidemic? by Alexandria Bachert, MedPage Today, October 10, 2016.

AAP: Focus on Healthy Lifestyle, Not Weight, in Adolescents by Alexandria Bachert, MedPage Today, August 23, 2016.

Kids and Added Sugars: How Much is Too Much? American Heart Association News, August 22, 2016.

Cutting Down On Sweets Can Help Kids’ Hearts by Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay News, July 19, 2016.

Cutting Sugar Rapidly Improves Heart Health Markers by Rachel Rabkin Peachman, NY Times Well Blog, July 19, 2016.

Short-term Isocaloric Fructose Restriction Lowers ApoC-III Levels and Yields Less Atherogenic Lipoprotein Profiles in Children with Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome, by Alejandro Gugliucci, Robert Lustig, et al, Atherosclerosis, July 19, 2016.

You Asked: Do Sugar Substitutes Causes Type 2 Diabetes? by Markham Heid, Time, July 6, 2016.

Fat and Sugar, Part 2, Ideas with Paul Kennedy, CBC Radio, June 22, 2016.

Sugar and Public Health, UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, June 20, 2016.

‘Bad’ Cholesterol May Have a Bad Rap by Brian Krans, Healthline, June 17, 2016.

Fat and Sugar, Part 1, Ideas with Paul Kennedy, CBC Radio, June 15, 2016.

Britain’s Diabetes Crisis Blamed On Low-Fat Diet Craze by Giles Sheldrick and Olivia Lerche, Espress, May 23, 2016.

The New Food Label: Hardly Perfect But Decidedly Better by Robert Lustig, IRN blog, May 23, 2016.

How To Get A Sugar Detox Without The Pain by Peta Bee, Irish Examiner, May 20, 2016.

New Nutrition Label Could Help Americans Curb Their Sugar Habit by Tara Duggan, SF Chronicle, May 20, 2016.

How The War On Sugar Could Affect Coke and Pepsi’s Bottom Lines by Maggie McGrath, Forbes, May 17, 2016.

Parents Worried About Kellogg’s Adding Peanut Flour To Popular Cracker Brands by Julie Watts, CBS SF Bay Area, May 17, 2016.

Pie In The Sky, But Soft Drinks Is Running Out Of Choices by Olly Wehring,, May 17, 2016.

UCSF Expert: ‘No Data’ For Claims That Juice Drinks Help Body Absorb Nutrients Quicker by Allen Martin, CBS SF Bay Area, May 9, 2016.

You Asked: What’s The Healthiest Weekday Breakfast by Markham Heid, Time, May 11, 2016.

Here’s What Happens To Your Body When You Go 10 Days Without Sugar by Alanna Ketler, Collective Evolution, May 8, 2016.

Buffett Made Five Mistakes In Laughing Off The Coca-Cola Question by Michael Shapinker, Financial Times, May 4, 2016.

56 Names For Sugar The Food Industry Uses To Hide How Much Is In Their Products by Jeanette Wang, South China Morning Post, April 25, 2016.

6 Hidden Truths About Sugar, and How It’s Making Us Ill by Jeanette Wang, South China Morning Post, April 25, 2016.

AIC 2016 Panel: Eating Dangerously – Why Should You Be Worried About Consuming Fat and Sugar by Credit Suisse, April 12, 2016.

One In Three of World’s Adults With Diabetes Is In China, WHO Reports by Jeanette Wang, South China Morning Post, April 7, 2016.

Low Sugar, High Fiber Add Longevity blog by Credit Suisse, April 7, 2016.

Dr. Robert Lustig – Fat Chance interview by Noreen Mir, RTHK Hong Kong, April 6, 2016.

Processed Food: Long-term Pain for Short-Term Gain by Keith Micallef, Times of Malta, April 4, 2016.

Sugar: Killing You Sweetly by Claire Caruana, Times of Malta, March 27, 2016.

Robert Lustig: Godfather of the Sugar Tax by Izabella Kaminska, Financial Times, March 18, 2016.

We Don’t Mean to Ruin Smoothies, But… by Tom Philpott, Mother Jones, March 16, 2016.

Sweet and Sour interview by Beth Saulnier, Cornell Alumni Magazine, March/April 2016.

Sugar: The Newest and Bitterest Truth presentation by Dr. Robert Lustig at UC Berkeley Haas Dean’s Speaker Series, February 29, 2016.

Nutritionists Offer Ways to Get the Sugar Monkey Off Your Back by John F. Gilmore III, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 16, 2016.

Sugar-Is That the Culprit of Our Aches, Pains, and Weight Issues? Interview with Ronn Owens, KGO810, February 4, 2016.

Americans Say They Are Trying To Cut Sugar Intake by Chris Prentice, Reuters, February 2, 2016.

Friday Feedback: If Sugar Is the Enemy, What Are the Weapons? by Molly Walker, Medpage Today, January 22, 2016

Changing Your Diet, For Life by Geoffrey Riley and Emily Cureton, Jefferson Public Radio, January 20, 2016.

Experts Say Lobbying Skewed the U.S. Dietary Guidelines by Markham Heid, Time, January 8, 2016.

New Government Dietary Guidelines Recommend Limiting Added Sugars by Tiffany Wilson, ABC7News, January 7, 2016.

Here’s What 10 Experts Think of the Government’s New Diet Advice by Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, January 7, 2016.

Game-Changers 2015: Rethinking Fat by Roger Sergel, Medpage Today, January 4, 2016.


The cholesterol and calorie hypothesis are both dead — it is time to focus on the real culprit: insulin resistanceClinical Pharmacist. 14 July 14, 2017. By Maryanne Demasi, Robert H Lustig, and Aseem Malhotra.

Robert Lustig, a leader of the global “anti-sugar” movement, lays bare the ravages of a high-sugar diet. Business Times. June 10, 2017.

Unsweetened truths, Robert Lustig, a leader of the global “anti-sugar” movement, lays bare the ravages of a high-sugar diet. Business Times. June 10, 2017.

One-month sugar detox: A nutritionist explains how and why. CNN. June 9, 2017.

This Survey Can Tell If You’re Addicted to Your Phone. Mens Health. June 1, 2017.

This popular product is deadly for health. The Mice Times of Asia, May 11, 2017.

There’s A War On Sugar. Is It Justified? Freakonomics. April 27, 2017.

Drink Your Whole Milk, Eat Your Butter … Or Don’t: The Great Fat Debate. April 7, 2017.

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Sugar. Uh-oh. That treat comes with some not-so-sweet side effects. Health.Com. March 22, 2017.

A sugar expert reveals 3 popular foods with a disgusting amount of hidden sugar. Business Insider. March 15, 2017.

Processed Food, the Experiment that Failed. JAMA Pediatrics. March 17, 2017.

Children who eat too much sugar are developing diseases that only alcoholics used to get. Business Insider. March 24, 2017.

A sugar expert explains the unhealthy downside of smoothies. Business Insider. March 21, 2017.

What happens to your body and brain when you eat too much sugar. Business Insider. March 22, 2017.

The disturbing amount of soda we drink today compared to 100 years ago. Business Insider. April 5, 2017.

How orange juice fell from grace. Desert News. February 21, 2017.

Sugar is the ‘alcohol of the child’, yet we let it dominate the breakfast table. The Guardian. January 4, 2017

Processed food: an experiment that failed. JAMA Pediatrics 171:212-214, 2017. Letter to the Editor response, doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.1906, July 17, 2017.

Secrets for successful aging, from one who is ageless. Marin Public Health Letter (in press).

Should sugar be considered a dangerous drug? MetroDoctors Mar/April 2017.

Perspective on Markova et al., “Protein-rich diet can help manage type 2 diabetes, NAFLD”. Clinical Endocrinology News, doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2016.10.007), Jan 3, 2017.

Perspective on Tey et al., “Effects of aspartame-, monk fruit-, stevia- and sucrose-sweetened beverages on postprandial glucose, insulin and energy intake. Practice Update January 27, 2017.

Stigler FL, Lustig RH, Ma JI: Letter to the Editor — in response to Heymsfield SB and Wadden TA, “Mechanisms, pathophysiology, and management of obesity”. N Engl J Med 376:1490, 2017.

Lustig RH et al.: Commentary in MedPage Today 2/17/17 “Friday feedback: the saturated fat debate continues

Demasi M, Lustig RH, Malhotra A: The cholesterol and calorie hypotheses are dead — it’s time to focus on the real culprit, insulin resistance. Clinical Pharmacist, Vol 9, No 8, doi: 10.1211/CP.2017.20203046, July 14, 2017.

Stigler FL, Lustig RH, Moser AM: Letter to the Editor — in response to Villareal DT et al., “Aerobic or resistance exercise, or both, in dieting obese older adults“. N Engl J Med 377:598, 2017.

Perspective on Ward ZJ et al. “Simulation of growth trajectories of childhood obesity into adulthood“. N Engl J Med 377:2145-2153, 2017.







Does technology addiction exist? YES.  (NO by C Ferguson). Point-Counterpoint feature, Congressional Quarterly Researcher, April 20, 2018.

Malhotra A, Schofield G, Lustig RH: In tackling the obesity/diabetes crises, the science against sugar alone is not sufficient — opposition from vested interests must also be overcome. Pharm J (April 19).

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