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Ashland: Doc Film & Discussion Series presents “Fat Chance, A Talk”

January 9, 2014

Ashland – The Ashland Documentary Film & Discussion Series will the present the film “Fat Chance, A Talk by Author Robert Lustig, MD, Thursday, Jan. 9, from 7 – 9 p.m., in the Community Room at the Ashland Library, 66 Front St., Ashland. Admission is free, and viewers are invited to stay for discussion. The Documentary Film & Discussion Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

In this film, the pediatric endocrinologist Robert Lustig discusses the thesis of his book, Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease. Dr. Lustig says sugar, added to 80% of 600,000 processed foods, is toxic and addictive and should be regulated. He argues those products are responsible for ever-increasing sugar intake now at an average of 29 tablespoons per person per day or 150 pounds per year. The food industry has 56 different names for sugar so that even those who read ingredient labels are often unaware of the true amount of added sugar.

On Jan. 28, the documentary series will present an informative and entertaining talk, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, by Caldwell Esselstyn, MD.

The Documentary Film & Discussion Series meets every 2nd Thursday and 4th Tuesday of the month for an in-depth look at important topics of our day. The moderated discussions are often lively and thought provoking. All points of view are welcomed.

For more information, call the library at 508-881-0134 or visit www.friendsoftheapl.com.


January 9, 2014


Ashland Public Library
66 Front St.
Ashland, MA 01721 United States
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508 881 0134

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