Sugar: The Bitter Truth

Sugar: The Bitter Truth

(1:06 – Start of Presentation) Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin. Recorded on 05/26/2009. [7/2009] [Show ID: 16717]

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  1. Holeshot Hunter on October 8, 2021 at 8:55 am

    I was basing my liquid intake on pure fruit juices. Could I do EFFECTIVE damage control by diluting it 50% with filtered water? Logic says 50% less sugar when diluted with filtered water. Half the price per cup, 50% less of everything damaging AND
    I find it tastes the same down to ~40% real if everything starts right. It till pleases the tongue. Problem solved, no?

  2. Ivan Kolobov on October 8, 2021 at 8:59 am

    Greeting to everyone here! I came here for an advice. I’ve quitted white sugar almost a year ago and don’t regret it. However, I still eat fruits, honey and other carbohydrates. I’m 17 and my goal is weight gain, since I’m underweight. What should my relationship with carbohydrates/fructose be?

  3. roosevelt1933 on October 8, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Dr. Lustig is an absolute genius!

  4. Franz Josef Mueller-Alban on October 8, 2021 at 9:02 am


  5. Dean Jelbert Austria on October 8, 2021 at 9:02 am


  6. Scott Connuck on October 8, 2021 at 9:03 am

    I haven’t had a soft drink in over a decade. Nor do I drink fruit juices. I typically eat one small high protein meal per day and almost no carbohydrates. You would think I would be skinny. However, I suffer from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and a slow metabolism. Having said that… I am about 15 lbs. overweight. I cannot even imagine how fat I would be if I ate like the average American… I would weigh 1000 lbs.!

  7. Derrick Engelman on October 8, 2021 at 9:03 am

    Thanks to you and those like you,obese most of my adult life,no sugar and keto along with intermittent fasting have changed my health for the better,even in 2021 people have no clue what is making us fat and sick???

  8. CeridwenMaree Andrews on October 8, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Love that guys delivery

  9. Prabha Verma on October 8, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Very informative. In India we made our food from scratch, so in general less exposed to processed food. However, now a days people specially children like fast food a lot, so the danger of added sugar in these processed food is a harsh reality.

  10. KidWani on October 8, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Never calling my wife Sugar again

  11. Francis North on October 8, 2021 at 9:05 am

    The video should compulsory viewing in schools.

  12. Brad Shultz on October 8, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Fat = Bad came from the McGovern beef death study…..because McGovern was politically oppositional to beef producers. The fat war came directly from a crooked evil politician

  13. jon mati on October 8, 2021 at 9:10 am

    good work !!!! B I N G O !!!! you are good !!!!

  14. vickie hw on October 8, 2021 at 9:10 am

    My cholesterol are ok n blood sugar is 73 n HAIB if taken on summer n sugar I eat many watermelon after 3 mons my sugar should be down but not , is sugar blood still stay after 3 mins no fruit, I lose 40 lbs in pandemic but my blood sugar won’t go down, what is ur opinion?

  15. Peace, Mercy and Grace on October 8, 2021 at 9:11 am

    "Pure White and Deadly" may be found for free in PDF form online.

  16. S97 on October 8, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Sugar : The sweet lie

  17. OverlandTT on October 8, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Oddly the whole grain and seed bread in the UK almost never has sugar or any type of sweetener.
    I’m keto so bread I don’t touch so doesn’t affect me.

  18. A K on October 8, 2021 at 9:15 am

    So glad this has 13 Million views!
    This should be mandatory in schools.

  19. Careful Thinker on October 8, 2021 at 9:17 am

    The world needs to watch this 💯

  20. Adam Rafal on October 8, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Three weeks now with no sugar. I’m a major sugar addict, who starting counting calories, but only so I could meet my "sugar quota" with less guilt. Those slabs of red velvet cake at Safeway are my cryptonite. I would cut back on my lunch and dinner portions so that I could continue my sugar intake. It is tough as heck to quit this addiction! Presently, I went from 200lbs to 193 in 5 days. Water retention is also down. Looking better, but struggling. I will keep going!

  21. Helen Sharma on October 8, 2021 at 9:18 am

    I admired the lecturer the way he presents his topics very clear
    precise and very interesting that your tired of listening!

  22. Olivier Ochanine on October 8, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Marriage of Figaro is Mozart, not Rossini. I think he meant Barber of Seville. ☺️

  23. Eric Raimondi on October 8, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Even diet sodas have hidden sugars.

  24. Eruna on October 8, 2021 at 9:23 am


  25. Doug’s Window on Nature on October 8, 2021 at 9:23 am

    I really enjoyed this lecture. As a product of a household that banned soft drinks and chips and junk food, I was lucky. I still sneaked junk food and soft drinks, but when I grew up I realized the wisdom of my parents. My grandfather saw me drinking a Coke once and said, “You drink that stuff? They use that to take rust off cars!”
    So in fairness to Coke, it does have some usefulness!

  26. dan trey on October 8, 2021 at 9:24 am

    fruit and natural pure honey the only sweetners i use.

  27. Inna S on October 8, 2021 at 9:25 am

    To let know to this moron , Atkins diet demands 2 bowls of green vegetables every day

  28. sutats on October 8, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Excellent presentation of a very polarising topic.

  29. Jake Johnson on October 8, 2021 at 9:25 am


  30. Miroslav Milosevic on October 8, 2021 at 9:27 am

    Sooner or later candy packaging will bear emphasized health warnings very similar to those on cigarettes nowadays.

  31. Agnieszka Anna K on October 8, 2021 at 9:29 am

    When he says fructose does he includses fructose from fruits????

  32. Ju Ju on October 8, 2021 at 9:29 am

    SUGAR YUMMY If sugar is unhealthy tell that to every Chef

  33. Dominik Musiolik on October 8, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Sugar industry would say it’s fake

  34. Reina Macaren-a on October 8, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Bariatric surgery on children❓😱 that isn’t even safe for adults 😨

  35. Bernice Gonzales on October 8, 2021 at 9:31 am

    thank you for being an eye opener Doctor Lustig

  36. Nick Bamber on October 8, 2021 at 9:35 am

    i haven’t put on 25 pounds in 25 years. I’ve lost 2 pounds.

  37. Rekha Garg on October 8, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Excellent presentation!!! Sincere thanks for your efforts!!

  38. F. Crazybone on October 8, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Have the food companies come up with a new name for HFCS in order to deceive people? IF so, what is that name. It seems just like the underhandedness of these companies do to make money and fool people thinking that the poison that they’re taking in is okay.

  39. Grand Remnant on October 8, 2021 at 9:36 am

    What is the purpose or function of the small, dense LDL cells?

  40. spider BlackWidow on October 8, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Soda like coke and Pepsi have caffeine I’ve given it up 5 years ago and now if I would to taste ITIT taste like poison medicine

  41. Jennifer Pforte on October 8, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Quitting sugar, trans fats, processed and fast foods with eating one healthy veggies/quinoa/protein meal a day…fasting the rest of the day…running every other day…I’m losing two pounds a week..down to 177 pounds and still losing

  42. starfthegreat on October 8, 2021 at 9:40 am

    I stopped eating sweets and cakes in 2019 (I had already stopped drinking soda), and while I had a small handful of cheats since then my craving for sugars has entirely disappeared. A few days ago, I decided to try Japanese cheesecake with caramel and I legit felt sick and dizzy after it. Really this stuff has no place in our bodies and diets, stopping it was the single best decision I ever took.

  43. vickie hw on October 8, 2021 at 9:42 am

    How do one know fructose goes up? What test? Did fructose increase hypertension? I don’t eat sugar much?
    I don’t like sweet n my HAIC is 5.8 n 76
    Yrs myBP is up n down even drug won’t help? dR force me to take or heart attack. I feel strong n ok drug make my GFR 49 now but GFR is ok for 76 not 35,
    What is ur opinion ? WhyBP is crazy
    Up n down?

  44. Eruna on October 8, 2021 at 9:44 am


  45. trent simons on October 8, 2021 at 9:44 am

    I quit sodas decades ago and in 26 yrs I can count on one hand the times I’ve eaten at McD , BK, DQ, KFC . Although IM in denial about ice cream and do partake occasionally. Im still high school weight 175 , 12 body fat and staying in shape is relatively easy , 3 to 5 times a week at the gym and dont snack late. The reason I quit Coca Cola is I found out there’s 12 spoons of sugar in one bottle. Would i put 12 spoons in a glass of water and drink it?

  46. Videnz on October 8, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Techno Corporate Media Tracks

  47. Chris Thompson on October 8, 2021 at 9:45 am

    The 6k people who disliked this work for the processed food/drink industry.

  48. S Joseph on October 8, 2021 at 9:45 am

    I would like to hear his view on carnivore diet.

  49. spider BlackWidow on October 8, 2021 at 9:51 am

    There was a trail blazing doctor who wrote a book about the dangers of sugars in the 1,950s Many people have copied him but he was great and they sugar industry destroyed his life and his career and his livelihood nowadays that couldn’t never happen And now he’s held a hero He’s a heavenly hero

  50. Charles Hardcore on October 8, 2021 at 9:53 am

    Thank you for saving lives!!! the truth shall set you free