October 20, 2011
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Harvard Law School
Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco, will argue that it is time for a paradigm shift in obesity science and policy, away from personal responsibility and toward public health. His presentation will elaborate on his contention that sugar, like alcohol, should not be treated as an ordinary commodity on the open market.
Recently featured in the New York Times Magazine, Dr. Lustig has become a leading pubic health authority on the impact sugar has on fueling the diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome epidemics, and on addressing changes in the food environment to reverse these chronic diseases.