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The Case Against Sugar: Gary Taubes

Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 1 – 2 p.m.

The Case Against Sugar: Gary Taubes

Join the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic and Gary Taubes, the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, for a discussion on his latest book The Case Against Sugar.

Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10 percent of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans’ history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.

Lunch will be served at 12:45 p.m. Signed copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event.

Gazette Classification: Lecture
Speaker(s): Gary Taubes
Cost: Free and open to the public

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 13:00