Sugar addiction causes are reviewed in video interview by endocrinologist and prominent nutrition expert. How does sugar cause addiction? How leptin and insulin interact to keep human body healthy? What are two normal high-insulin states in human life? Sugar addiction causes an imbalance between insulin and leptin. People are addicted to sugar because of evolutionary programming. Maybe it's sweet it's OK to eat. What causes sugar addiction in teens? Why 35 years ago sugar started to cause widespread addiction? Sugar is the hook. How to break a sugar addiction? Eating less sugar helps. Sugar is required when fat has to accumulate. Sugar addiction causes hypertension and depression. Fat storage during body growth in teenage years. Fat storage is required in pregnancy. Sugar causes body to think it needs to store fat all the time. Western diet foods are stuffed with excess sugar. Video interview with leading expert in pediatric endocrinology and nutrition. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Medical second opinion confirms that fructose addiction diagnosis is correct and complete. Sugar addiction causes metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Medical second opinion also confirms that fructose addiction treatment is required. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Medical second opinion helps to choose the best treatment for sugar fructose addiction. Get medical second opinion on fructose sugar addiction and be confident that your treatment is the best. Get medical medical second opinion on obesity. Understand sugar addiction causes and overcome them effectively. Causes of sugar addiction. You conducted more than 20 years of research specifically on sugar addiction. What have you found to be a problem? Pediatric neuroendocrinologist, UCSF. Dr. Robert Lustig, MD. The big question is why is it that we have a very finely honed energy balance system in our bodies? It is called leptin. It's a hormone, it goes from your fat cells to brain cells. It says: "You know what? I have eaten enough. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. I don't need to eat so much. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. I can burn energy at a normal rate." Leptin hormone has worked for hundreds of thousands of years in evolution of vertebrates. It worked just fine. Until about 35 thirty-five years ago. Then all of a sudden leptin stopped working. The question is this. Why did it happen? Why leptin stopped working? What happened that all of the sudden leptin stopped doing its job? That's been my research for the last twenty years or so, since leptin was discovered. Dr. Robert Lustig, MD. We have learned through clinical investigation and through other people's basic science work. Dr. Robert Lustig, MD. We learned that a different hormone blocks leptin's functioning. It is called insulin. Insulin is the energy storage hormone. Insulin makes you gain fat. Insulin takes whatever is in your bloodstream. Insulin puts it in fat for storage. It turns out that the hormone that causes the weight gain is the same hormone that tells your brain you need to eat more. That is why you can gain the weight. The question is, why? Why would nature do this to us? The answer is because there are two times in your life when you actually have to gain weight. It is puberty and pregnancy. Get medical medical second opinion on metabolic syndrome. Both of these states are high insulin states. This is on purpose. Because in order to go through puberty, you need to gain weight. In order to become reproductively competent, you have to gain the weight. In order to be able to be pregnant, you have to gain the weight. Otherwise species dies out. Does it not make sense that the same hormone that causes the weight gain, would be the same hormone that would tell your brain. "I'm still hungry, eat more." The fact that these two phenomena are linked together makes perfect sense. Twice in your life. But what about the rest of the time? Sometimes you're not in puberty and you are not in pregnancy. Why should your insulin be high? That's where our Western diet comes in. Over the course of the last 10 years I understood the problem. It has become painfully obvious to me. The primary driver to all of this excess insulin is our processed food diet. Specifically, diet full of refined carbohydrate and sugar. Sugar is, shall we say, the hook. Sugar is the item that the food industry adds to the food to get us to buy more. Because we love it. Everyone loves it! In fact, it's programmed into our DNA to love it. Because there are no food stuffs on the planet that are both sweet and acutely poisonous. This was the signal to our ancestors. They could consume something. They should not worry about being poisoned and dying. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. If it's sweet, it's OK to eat! Dr. Robert Lustig, MD,: At least acutely. On any given meal a sweet meal is fine, a desert is fine. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Dr. Robert Lustig, MD. We are programmed by evolution to trust these sweet products. Dr. Robert Lustig, MD,. This sweet product helps build adipose stores. It builds fat stores. They are there very specifically to help you get through till the next meal. Or potentially, till the next season. Like, for instance, winter. Doesn't it make sense that at harvest time we have lots of sugar available in the form of mature fruit? Then we go into hibernation. It could be famine due to winter. Dr. Robert Lustig, MD. We can actually store up the energy. Dr. Robert Lustig, MD. We have enough nutrients available until next spring. This all made evolutionary sense until thirty-five years ago. Then our food supply became glutted. Our food supply became absolutely and completely overrun with excess sugar. Very specifically it happened because the food industry learned that we loved sugar. The second reason is because we all went low-fat. Dr Anton Titov. Harvest time every day. Dr. Robert Lustig, MD,. Absolutely! 24/7, 365 days a year every single day. Normally we might have one dessert a week. Now we have 6 desserts a day in terms of the amount sugar consumed. Sugar addiction causes. Video interview with Dr. Robert Lustig. Why our metabolic balance broke 35 years ago? How excess sugar destroys our metabolism?