Florida Hospital welcomes nationally renowned obesity author and lecturer for Distinguished Lecture Series

November 18, 2015

Dr. Robert LustigFlorida Hospital welcomed nationally renowned neuroendocrinologist and childhood obesity expert Robert H. Lustig, M.D., as a guest for the Distinguished Lecture Series on Nov. 12. In his presentation, “Processed Food: An Experiment That Failed,” Dr. Lustig examined the impact of processed food on outcomes in consumption, health, environment and cash flow for consumers, companies and society. 

Dr. Lustig is professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and a member of the Institute of Health Policy Studies at University of California, San Francisco. His research focuses on the regulation of energy balance by the central nervous system, and he is currently investigating the contribution of nutritional, neural, hormonal and genetic influences in the expression of the current obesity epidemic and diabetes both in children and adults.

The YouTube video of Dr. Lustig’s lecture, “Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” has gained worldwide popularity with the public. As a result of the presentation’s success, he recently authored Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease, a New York Times bestseller, where he documents the science and the politics that have led to the epidemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years.