Is Sugar Making Us Sick?

A panel of experts in nutrition and public health, which included Janet King PhD, Dr. Ronald Krauss, Kristine Madsen MD, MPH, and Gary Taubes, discussed 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.

Is Sugar Making Us Sick?

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.

A panel of experts in nutrition and public health convened 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.

This talk was part of the Fall 2017 UC Berkeley School of Public Health Dean’s Speaker Series. It was co-sponsored by Berkeley Health and Wellness, the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy, Remedy Health Media, the UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources, and UC Berkeley University Health Services.

Date: September 13, 2017