Western diet causes heart disease. Endocrinologist and prominent nutrition expert Dr. Robert Lustig, MD, explains why excess sugar and Western diet cause heart disease epidemic around the world. Western diet causes heart disease. Adoption by all societies and countries in last 40 years of western diet causes heart disease, obesity and metabolic syndrome. Western Diet is a global health risk. Western diet and heart risk are directly related. Heart disease is an infection spread by Western diet. Adoption of western diet leads to all diseases of civilization: heart disease, obesity, cancer, metabolic syndrome, hypertension. Interview with Medical medical second opinion. Sugar is a major component of western diet. Sugar directly causes modern diseases. Get medical medical second opinion on metabolic syndrome. Video interview with leading expert in pediatric endocrinology and nutrition. Western diet causes heart disease at an earlier age today. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Medical second opinion confirms that child obesity diagnosis is correct and complete. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Medical second opinion also confirms that obesity treatment is required. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Medical second opinion helps to choose the best treatment for pediatric obesity. Get medical second opinion on your child's obesity and be confident that your treatment is the best. Western diet causes heart disease in younger adults. Western diet causes heart disease, obesity and cancer. Interview with Dr. Robert Lustig, MD. Dr. Robert Lustig, MD. We have diets of every possible kind. There is a healthy lifestyle promotion by celebrities and politicians. The health information is at our fingertips. There are many easy way to find healthy lifestyle information. Nevertheless obesity rates are skyrocketing. There is data that in 15 years 50% of Americans will be obese. Other countries are not far behind in high obesity rates. Our genes have not changed in the last 100 years or 10,000 years. Something must have changed in our environment. What is the real problem Get medical medical second opinion on obesity. Dr. Robert Lustig, MD. First of all, I would argue with you that we don't have the health information. What we have is a lot of claims. But the data, the actual hard-and-fast research, is actually quite hard to find. Almost everybody hides real health information from us. They obfuscate real health information to advance their own purposes. The goal of the food industry is to get you to buy more. It is not to make you healthy. my job is to provide the unadulterated science in a form that is usable. hopefully we can actually make a difference in terms of policy. You asked about what has changed around us to cause obesity. You know, everyone says that obesity is the ultimate interaction between genetics and environment. Well, our genetics has not changed in 30 years. But our environment sure has changed a lot. Environment has changed all over the world. There are people who are obese living in the same villages in Africa as people with undernutrition. This looks more like an infection than it does look like a behavior. Obesity epidemic pattern is similar to infectious disease and not to behavioral problem. What, all of a sudden the entire world became a bunch of gluttons and sloths? All at the same time? This makes no sense whatsoever. The question is what could the infection be? What could cause the "obesity infection"? For influenza or for cholera or for tuberculosis the source of exposure (infection) is obvious. But for food - what could the exposure be? What is a source of infection in food that causes obesity epidemic around the world? What is everyone on the planet exposed to now that they weren't exposed to 35 or 40 years ago? The answer is the Western diet. Every country has adopted the Western diet. Some adopted Western diet for convenience. Others changed to Western diet because of its lower cost or its taste. Yet others eat Western diet for " coolness”. The bottom line is this. The Western diet doesn't agree with us. It's giving us a stomach pain, and it's a very big pain. Western diet is causing problems worldwide in terms of health care costs, social devolution, death. Dr. Robert Lustig, MD. We have to turn this around. But you cannot turn it around just by saying "there is a problem". You have to explain what the problem is. you have to provide a solution. that's what I'm trying to do. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. I'm trying to explain scientifically what the problem is. Then I try to bring the science to the policy and the law. What changes in law have to happen to improve how we eat. What we should do to become healthy again. Western diet causes heart disease. Video interview with Dr. Robert Lustig, MD. Neuroendocrinologist, eminent global expert on sugar. Western diet is infection.