Obesity scientist says modern diet needs less sugar; Rep. David Jolly ditches personal fundraising


By Rob Lorei

There is no question that more Americans suffer from obesity and related illness than ever before, but what is the solution? Dr. Robert Lustig,  Director of a Childhood Obesity Program at University of California, says the main factor in our unhealthy diet is sugar, particularly sugar that is added by food companies. In his new book Fat Chance: Beating the odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease, Lustig says sugar changes the hormones that regulate hunger, is addictive, and is linked to dementia. He joins us today to talk about how we can eat healthy and break our sugar habit.

Then we speak with Pinellas County congressman David Jolly, who is filing a bill that will make personal campaign soliciting by US congress members illegal. Jolly himself is leaving the campaigning to his staff, saying that too much of a congress member’s time is devoted to fundraising when they should be making laws.

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