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Robert Lustig

Robert H Lustig MD, MSL

Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, founder of the Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Program, and Member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF, San Francisco, CA

Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L. is Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, founder of the Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Program, and Member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. He is studying the interplay between the changes in the nutritional environment and defective hormone signaling; in particular, the role of fructose and lack of fiber in the genesis of the metabolic syndrome. Dr. Lustig graduated from MIT in 1976, and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1980. He completed his pediatric residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 1983, and his pediatric endocrine fellowship at UCSF in 1984. In 2013 he completed a Masters of Studies in Law (MSL) degree at University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Dr. Lustig is the author of many articles, chapters, and reviews on childhood obesity, including the recent volume “Obesity before birth”, the previously released popular book “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease”, and the soon to be released “The Hacking of the American Mind: Inside the Sugar-Coated Plot to confuse pleasure with happiness”. He is also the chief science officer of the non-profit EatREAL , dedicated to reversing childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes.

 

Disclosures

Dr, Lustig has no conflicts of interest, but he wrote a book on obesity for the public, entitled “Fat Chance”.