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 New World Notes 
 Second of 2 parts
 Weekly Program
 Robert Lustig
 Kenneth Dowst  
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More of Dr. Robert Lustig's engaging and wide-ranging talk on the poisoning of the American diet. He argues that the cause of our epidemic of obesity, metabolic disease, and cardiovascular disease is sugar, specifically fructose.

It's not just "empty calories," says Lustig: it's actually poison.

Industry is increasing the amount of fructose in foods, including and especially soda. High fructose corn syrup is not the only villain: many sugars are bad, ... (Continued under "Credits.")
(Continued:) . . . including table sugar (which the body turns into fructose).

Lustig explores the politics, economics, and biochemistry behind this now-global problem.

Robin Upton adapted Lustig's lecture to radio and broadcast it on Unwelcome Guests ( In this week's installment, I have edited and condensed Lustig's talk further. A video of the talk is available on YouTube.

New World Notes is produced under the auspices (Latin for "double-secret probation") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
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