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The Case Against Sugar: Gary Taubes

January 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


gary-taubes_jan_2017Join 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 new book The Case Against Sugar.

 Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% 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 12:45am. This event is open to the public.


January 11, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic


Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, WCC B015
Cambridge, MA 02318 United States + Google Map