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Gary Taubes | The Case Against Sugar :: Koop Lecture, Dartmouth College

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7th Annual C. Everett Koop Distinguished Lecture

“The Case Against Sugar”

Gary Taubes will discuss his latest book, The Case Against Sugar, a report on the sugar industry’s role in influencing public policy and the research agenda and the (likely) relationship between sugar, weight gain and loss, diabetes and associated chronic diseases. He will inform the audience about to make informed decisions on sugar as individuals and as a society.

Gary Taubes is cofounder of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI). He's an investigative science and health journalist, the author of Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories, and a former staff writer for Discover and correspondent for the journal Science. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and Esquire, and has been included in numerous Best of anthologies, including The Best of the Best American Science Writing (2010). He has received three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers. He is also the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. He lives in Oakland, California with his wife, the author Sloane Tanen, and their two children.

Free and open to the public

Co-sponsored by the C. Everett Koop Institute, the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth.

The Norwich Bookstore will have books available for purchase and signing.

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
Silsby 028
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
The Case Against Sugar Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307946645
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Published: Anchor - December 12th, 2017

From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick.

Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307474254
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Published: Anchor - December 27th, 2011

What’s making us fat? And how can we change? Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, bestselling author Gary Taubes revisits these urgent questions.