Robert Lustig

Robert Lustig, MD


Real food — that is low-sugar, high-fiber —works for most of the population, but some patients may need a low-carb diet for best results. For those patients, I am totally for low-carb. I have certainly had many insulin resistant patients who didn't get better until they went on a low-carb diet. I am not remotely concerned about negative effects of low-carb. I feel that, aside from patients with familial hypercholesterolemia and type 5 hyperlipidemia, a low-carb diet is entirely safe.


  • Doctor of Medicine


  • Pediatric Endocrinology

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University of California, San Francisco
1975 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA

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