If this doesn’t get you reading labels, nothing will
Quoth Lucas: “Very interesting (though long) presentation about the dangers of a high fructose diet.”
To put it another way, take 90 minutes (a short period of time in pre-Internet days) and get lifesaving insights into diet from a pediatric endocrinologist who pals around with biochemists.
Dr. Lustig isn’t a great speaker – he’s unveiling a dietary and political/economic scandal and sounds perpetually pissed off throughout the whole presentation. But if you think “a calorie is a calorie”, as I did, the time will be very well spent. Short-short-short version: fructose metabolizes about the way alcohol does, as a chronic hepatotoxin, with biochemical spinoffs that raise blood pressure and create more fat per calorie. If you heard differently, you heard it from the industry lobby.
Here’s my question though: when will people in health and education fields get continuing education credits for watching stuff like this on YouTube, and how will the credits be decided and assigned? It certainly would be a worthy assignment. We’re in a new information transmission architecture before knowing how to make best institutional use of it.