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March 27, 2014: Why does sugars hurt Asians more?

Date: March 27, 2014
Time: 5pm - 6:30 pm
Location: 1600 Divisadero Street (between Post and Sutter St.), Herbst Hall, 2nd Floor
Fee: Free
Speaker: Robert H. Lustig, MD

If you wish to find out the answers to this question, please come and join us for Professor Robert Lustig's bilingual please RSVP to the registration hotline (415) 885-3678.

This lecture kicks off our 2014 community health "The X-Sugar Pandemic Alert" lecture series, which cannot be more timely as the rise in diabetes is reaching alarming proportions in China, India, as well as the U.S. With its large population, China has almost 4 times more of people with diabetes in comparison with U.S. !! The lecture series brings together faculty experts from UCSF and attempts to raise our community’s awareness on how excess sugar consumption can compromise our health and cause many chronic health issues, with diabetes and heart disease in the lead.

About Robert H. Lustig, M.D.:

Dr. Lustig is Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF, and President of the Institute for Responsible Nutrition (, at which the Doctors' Food Project is the first campaign. His YouTube lecture, "Sugar: The Bitter Truth" has been viewed over 3 million times. He also authored a book, Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease (Hudson Street Press, 2012).

NOTE: All of Asian Health Institute's community health lectures are bilingual (English/Cantonese) and free of charge.