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Is Sugar Making Us Sick?

September 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

- Free

Mounting research is implicating sugar – specifically the added sugars we consume from soda and sweets – as a key contributor to numerous chronic diseases including obesity diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Join a panel of experts in nutrition and public health to discuss the role of added sugar in the obesity and diabetes epidemics including how its risks compare to those of saturated fat formerly the leading dietary villain. Panelists will also address topics such as the role of the beverage industry sugar and public policy the interaction of sugar with fat in the diet and standards for sugar intake worldwide.Panel: Janet King Senior Scientist Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute; Dr. Ronald Krausse Senior Scientist and Dolores Jordan Endowed Chair Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute; Dr. Kristine Madsen Associate Professor UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Gary Taubes Cofounder and Senior Scientific Advisor Nutrition Science InitiativeModerator:  Dr. John Swartzberg Clinical Professor Emeritus UC Berkeley School of Public Health


September 13, 2017
5:00 pm


David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States