The Sugar Pandemic: Policy Versus Politics (ARCHIVES)

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Sugar's potential for abuse, coupled with its toxicity and pervasiveness in the western diet, make it a primary culprit of the obesity epidemic. Sugar changes metabolism, raises blood pressure, critically alters the signaling of hormones and causes significant damage to the liver. This presentation will make the case for sugar to be controlled like alcohol and tobacco to protect public health.

Disclosures (at time of recording):  Speaker:

  • Robert Lustig, MD, MSL: Nothing to disclose


  • William McCarthy, MD, FOMA: Ridgetop Research: Offered Expert Opinion on Qsymia
  • Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FOMA: Nestle: Speaker, Focus Group Member; VIVUS: Speaker, Consultant; Diet Owl Smart Phone Application: Founder
  • Eric Westman, MD, MHS, MFOMA: VIVUS, Inc.: National Advisory Board and Speaker’s Bureau; KE Diet: Scientific Advisory Board Member
  • Nothing to Disclose: Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FOMA; Krishna Doniparthi, MD, FOMA; U. Inge Ferguson, DO, FACOI, FOMA; Brent Gear, DO; Charles Halliman; Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH, MS, MFOMA; Carl Knopke, MD, FOMA; Dana Mansell; Jeremy McConnell, MD, FOMA; Timothy McCormick, DO, MPH; Daisy Merey, MD, PhD; Scott Rigden, MD, FAAFP, MFOMA; Stacy Schmidt, PhD; Jennifer Seger, MD, FOMA; Harold Seim, MD, MPH, FOMA; Laurie Traetow, CAE


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