Comments by Dr. Robert Lustig
Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco

Recently, I shared information about the efforts of Dr. Aseem Malhotra in the UK.

Here is the complete video recording of the presentation to the European Parliament.

His presentation to the European Parliament was held Thursday, April 12 at 3 PM – 5 PM UTC+02

Dr. Aseem Malhotra spoke to the European Parliament, at the invitation of Nathan Gill MEP for Wales.

Dr. Malhotra invited top leaders in European Medicine to expose “how Big Food and Big Pharma are killing millions of people.”

Dr. Aseem Malhotra, an internationally renowned UK cardiologist and author of the Pioppi Diet, argued the case for lifestyle medicine and explaining why lawmakers need to change EU health policy.

“Prescribed medications are estimated to be the third biggest killer, after heart disease and cancer.  Bad Pharma sees millions taking drugs they don’t need – destroying their lives! For years public health advice across Europe has got it dangerously wrong,” Dr. Malhotra states.

Dr. Aseem Malhotra is a leading figure in the campaign against sugar and too much medicine in the UK, and was joined by the director of the Centre of Evidence Based Medicine, University of Oxford, the past President of the Royal College of Physicians and former doctor to the Queen, a internationally known professor of Diabetes, an award winning investigative medical journalist, and an eminent UK nutritionist.

The panel exposed how the food and beverage industry and pharmaceutical companies have had a pervasive influence over policy that coerces doctors into prescribing unnecessary and potentially harmful treatments rather than providing patients with basic lifestyle solutions. In the UK, more than half of all adults take at least one prescription medication with 50% of those over 70 on at least three. It is estimated that prescribed medication is the third most common cause of death after heart disease and cancer. The panel argued that evidence-based medicine has been hijacked by major conflicts of interest at the highest levels, and revealed unscrupulous lobbying practices that drive up profits at the expense of public health.

Dr. Malhotra states: “With global health systems forecast to collapse in the next few years, two things are driving ever-increasing demand: The escalating burden of chronic disease, caused by entirely preventable lifestyle illnesses, and over-treatment, seeing millions taking drugs and undergoing surgeries that will provide zero benefit and as a result costing national economies billions.”

The unified show of force was intended to expose collusion between politicians, respected medical institutions, ‘charities’ and medical journals for financial gain, resulting in an epidemic of misinformation with devastating consequences for health worldwide.