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Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL, is Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, and Member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist, with expertise in metabolism, obesity, and nutrition. He is one of the leaders of the current “anti-sugar” movement that is changing the food industry. He has dedicated his retirement from clinical medicine to help to fix the food supply any way he can, to reduce human suffering and to salvage the environment. Dr. Lustig graduated from MIT in 1976, and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1980. He also received his Masters of Studies in Law (MSL) degree at University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2013. He is the author of the popular books Fat Chance (2012), The Hacking of the American Mind (2017), and Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine (2021). He is the Chief Science Officer of the non-profit Eat REAL, he is on the Advisory Boards of the UC Davis Innovation Institute for Food and Health, the Center for Humane Technology, Simplex Health, Levels Health, and ReadOut Health, and he is the Chief Medical Officer of BioLumen Technologies, Foogal, Perfact, and Kalin Health. 

At the end of this activity learners will be able to:    

1. Differentiate between food science, nutrition, and metabolic health.  

2. Explain the three precepts of metabolic health: feeding the gut, protecting the liver, and supporting the brain. 

3. Analyze why ultra-processed food is currently not considered food but could potentially be re-engineered to promote metabolic health. 

Continuing Education:

In support of improving patient care, University of California, San Francisco Office of Continuing Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The credit maximum above reflects all Osher Center for Integrative Health Grand Rounds sessions in Fiscal Year 2024. Up to 1 credit may be claimed against any individual session.

CE for Acupuncturists:  This live activity is approved by the State of California Acupuncture Board for 1 hour of Category 1 CE course credit.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement:

Planners: The planners Shelley Adler, PhD, Selena Chan, DO, Anand Dhruva, MD, and Patty Moran, PhD, have no relationships to disclose. 

Speaker: Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL, has no relationships to disclose.

Event Details

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