Join award-winning science and health journalist Gary Taubes, author of The Case Against Sugar and numerous other books, to explore Americans’ history with sugar—including its uses as a preservative and as an additive in cigarettes—and contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. Topics will include how sugar has fueled diabetes, an epidemic of obesity, and a spike in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children—among other widespread, critical health-related issues. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Taubes will explain what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He will clarify the arguments against sugar, correct misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss, and provide the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar—as individuals and as a society.
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