Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL, is the editor of the academic volume Obesity Before Birth and the internationally acclaimed author of the popular works Fat Chance, Sugar Has 56 Names, The Fat Chance Cookbook, and The Hacking of the American Mind. He is Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and a member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. He lectures globally and consults with numerous medical societies and policy organizations to improve population health. He lives with his family in San Francisco.
"The authoritative, no-hold-barred analysis of what food does for health, versus what the food industry does for disease." -- Mark Bittman, food writer and author of Animal, Vegetable, Junk"We're not just eating ourselves to death, we're eating the planet to death. Metabolical explains why, and why we've been so impotent at dealing with both." -- Katie Couric, journalist"Metabolical lays bare the depth of the relationship between the recent and profound perversion of the human diet and its overwhelming health consequences...Manufactured food is killing humanity. And real food, as Lustig makes clear, is the only right choice for our health, our food supply, our wallets, and our planet." -- David Perlmutter, MD, Fellow, American College of Nutrition, Author, #1 New York Times bestseller of Grain Brain and Brain Wash"Rob Lustig does it again...Metabolical is an eye-opener about our modern food environment, health-care system, and the dire straits the next generation is headed in if we don't make some serious systemic changes in the way we think about nutrition. " -- Nicole Avena, PhD, author of What to Eat When You Want to Get Pregnant"A modern Copernicus, Dr. Robert Lustig has provided both the expertise to recognize the charade of processed food and the courage to tell the truth." -- Dale E. Bredesen, MD, professor and author of the New York Times bestseller, The End of Alzheimer's"A beautifully written exposé of a broken system that begs to be repaired." -- Kelly D. Brownell, PhD, Director, World Food Policy Center and Dean Emeritus, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University "Metabolical shows that not all calories are created equal, an insight that if acted upon could save countless lives." -- Robert N. Proctor, PhD, Professor of the History of Science, Stanford University, and author of Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition."Metabolical offers a meticulous analysis of current science on nutrition and health; and an indictment of processed food, the food industry, and the actors who conspire to keep our food unhealthy." -- Emily M. Broad Leib, JD, Clinical Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic, Harvard Law School "This book will open your eyes to a powerful food industry that is failing in its core task." -- Jeffrey D. Sachs, PhD, University Professor at Columbia University President of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network"Robert Lustig has treated the casualties, and now he's going after the perpetrators." -- Raj Patel, PhD, social activist and author of Stuffed and Starved, History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, and Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice.