Obesity and Disease: Beat the Odds

"In the late 1970s, when the U.S. government declared that we needed to get fat out of our diets, the food industry responded by pumping in more sugar to make food more palatable (and more salable) and by removing the fiber to make food last longer on the shelf.

The result has been a perfect storm for our health, disastrously altering our biochemistry to make us think we're starving, drive our eating habits out of control, and turn us into couch potatoes.

If we cannot control how we eat, it's because of the catastrophic excess of sugar in our diet - the resulting hormonal imbalances that have rewired our brains." - Robert H. Lustig, M.D.