For almost 40 years, we have been afraid of saturated fats, abandoning them in the name of health and harmony. Although back in 1972, the English scientist John Yudkin strongly stated that eating fat does not lead to obesity and heart disease, sugar is to blame. However, the results of his research were ridiculed. The fact that we were victims of a profound scientific error is not to blame for scientific research, but the usual human qualities: fear, charisma, the desire for power.
Robert Lustig is a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California who specializes in treating childhood obesity. In his 2009 lecture, “Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” he strongly argues: fructose, commonly used in modern diet foods, is guilty of the American obesity epidemic. Continue reading