The Case Against Sugar
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $25
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Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever with obesity at epidemic proportions and nearly 10% of children with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease — and research has shown that sugar is at the root of these, and other health-related problems.
With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes, the bestselling author of Why We Get Fat, delves into Americans’ history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes and the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets; clarifies the arguments against sugar; corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides perspective for us to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.
“The obesity epidemic is an ever-growing threat to the overall health of our nation. In making the case against sugar, Gary Taubes details the often insidious efforts by the sugar industry to hide how harmful it is, just as the tobacco companies once did. This is required reading for not only every parent, but every American.” — Katie Couric on Taubes’ The Case Against SugarBuy tickets/get more info now