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Changing Your Diet, For Life

Penguin Books

The federal government released new dietary guidelines this month, suggesting a big reduction in the intake of sugar for most Americans. 

You can forgive Dr. Robert H. Lustig if he says "I told you so." 

Because Lustig is one of many medical professionals pointing out the dangers of excessive sugar in the diet: obesity, heart disease, and more. 

In fact, he pointed it out nearly three years ago in his best-selling book Fat Chance.  The book is still in print, now in paperback, and the advice is clearly still valid.  Dr. Lustig visits the Exchange with some tips on scaling back the caloric intake, especially sugar. 

Here's a link to the organization he co-founded, the Institute for Responsible Nutrition.

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.