Here’s the third part of the brilliant series produced by researchers at the University of California. Dr Robert Lustig lays down the law about what regulates hunger and therefore, what really makes us eat more than we need:
It’s scary stuff but it overthrows many common believes, like the one that obese people are just lazy and have no character. If they’d just eat less and exercise more, they’d be as skinny as you and me. Well, they wouldn’t, because their whole metabolism is working against losing the weight. And sugar (and its friends carbohydrates and starch) are doing their best to hook them up – just like alcohol and drugs would.