TORY — Dr. Robert Lustig, author of “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease,” will be the speaker for UVMC’s annual McGraw Cancer Awareness Symposium, Oct. 26, at 5:30 p.m., in the Crystal Room in Troy.
Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist, pediatric endocrinologist, professor, researcher, author and lecturer who clarifies the complexities of obesity in his presentations. He discusses why “a calorie is not a calorie” and why the “all calories are created equal” statement is a myth.
As a neuroendocrinologist, his research focuses on the regulation of energy balance by the central nervous system.
Lustig is professor of pediatrics in the division of endocrinology and a member of the Institute of Health Policies Study at the University of California, San Francisco. He previously worked at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. A graduate of MIT, he received his medical doctorate from Cornell University Medical College and master’s of studies of law from UC Hastings College of the Law.
Lustig also is president of the Institute for Responsible Nutrition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
The symposium is free and open to the public, but advance registration by noon, Oct. 23, is required by calling 937-440-7541.
This article was submitted by Upper Valley Medical Center.