May 23, 2013 – Dr. Tortland lectured at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, speaking on the link between sugar, obesity and inflammation. He presented his talk, “Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” several weeks earlier at a Grand Rounds lecture at the Department of Medicine at Hartford Hospital. The talk received such widespread acclaim that he was asked to give it to the Department of Medicine at UConn Health Center. Subsequently, several regional hospitals and a family practice residency program have contacted him to give the talk at their institutions as well.
By explaining the underlying biochemistry, Dr. Tortland showed how a high sugar diet, particularly a diet high in high-fructose corn syrup, is in fact a high fat diet. He showed that the sugar ultimately gets converted to fat, causes high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and liver damage.
Dr. Tortland is the Medical Director of Ideal Fitness of CT, LLC, a weight loss clinic he started over 3 years ago. Ideal Fitness currently sees over 300 dieters a week; last year its dieters lost over 14,000 pounds, with many dieters getting completely off of their blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes medication. For more information go to www.IdealFitnessofCT.com.