on April 30, 2020
Published on May 23, 2021 Updated on February 8, 2022

e-Guest Lecture: Robert Lustig


The secret to wellness is identifying the illness

Dr. Robert Lustig is Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics and Member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California San Francisco and fellow-in-residence at CY Advanced Studies

Over the past 50 years, society has seen the explosion of obesity, diabetes, fatty liver disease, cancer, and dementia. Likewise we have seen an marked increase in addiction, depression, anxiety, inattention, and hate. Do these exist in a vacuum? Or are they somehow related, and if so, how? The Guest Lecture will address contemporary issues of chronic disease, pertaining to the overlaps of metabolic, mental, and societal health worldwide.

Dr. Robert Lustig's research in neuroendocrinology focuses on nutrition and energy metabolism, and how dysfunction leads to non-communicable disease. Dr. Lustig is the author of many academic works, and of the popular books “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease”, the “Fat Chance Cookbook”, and “The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of our Bodies and Brains”. A new book, "Fat, Pharma, Feds, Fiasco" is due out in March 2021. 

The video is online on the University's YouTube channel