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"It's about the message, not the messenger." - Rob Lustig. To learn more about the message, see below. To learn more about the messenger, please visit Dr. Lustig's bio on the COAST site.

Watch the video that started it all.

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Want to make a change? Check out the cookbook - The Fat Chance Cookbook: More than 100 recipes ready in under 30 minutes to help you lose the sugar and the weight by Robert Lustig, Cindy Gershen, and Heather Millar


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 24/7
abcNews, 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; Examiner.com, 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 Hayes
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 here.


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

One Man Against Sugar by Sam Apple
MIT Technology Review, Apriil 23, 2014

Photo of brown sugar cubes 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.


Learn more about sugar in our daily lives and the food industry on Katie.

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


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

Fat Chance: Fructose 2.0

Eating for Health (and Pleasure): The UCSF Guide to Good Nutrition


Sugar - the elephant in the kitchen

Robert Lustig at TEDxBermuda

October 19, 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 food by 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

Read, "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

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

Watch Dr. Lustig on CNN Saturday Morning


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

Ten local innovators speculate about what will come to pass - and cease to exist - within the next ten years by 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
NPR.org, 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
Boston.com/Health, 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


The REAL reason you eat too much: New theory could revoluntionise 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 suBe 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's 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

Mother Jones, June 18th, 2012
Soda: Ban it? Nah. Tax it? Yep. by Maddie Oatman
Is a Soda Tax a Good Idea? by Kiera Butler & Maddie Oatman

The Men Who Made Us Fat
A 12 Part YouTube Documentary by Jacques Peretti; Rob is featured in part 3

June 15, 2012

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

60 Minutes (Australia), June 8,2012
Sweet Poison*, reported by Allison Langdon
*we recommend opening this in Internet Explorer

USA Today, June 8, 2012
Health advocates go sour on sugar by Nanci Hellmich
Also - Take the Sugar Quiz and test your knowledge on sugar!

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

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

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

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

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

video platform video management video solutions video player 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


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


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


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


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

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