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7th Annual C. Everett Koop Distinguished Lecture: "The Case Against Sugar"

  • Silsby Hall Room 028 Hanover, NH (map)

Featuring Gary Taubes, Journalist, Co-Founder of Nutrition Science Initiative (NUSI)


The sugar industry’s role in influencing public policy and the research agenda, and the (likely) between sugar, weight gain & loss, diabetes and associated chronic diseases. Gary Taubes will discuss his latest book, The Case Against Sugar, and will inform the audience about how to think about making informed decisions on sugar as individuals and as a society. Book sales & signing of The Case Against Sugar follows talk.

Speaker Bio:
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.

Co-sponsors: C. Everett Koop Institute, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Rockefeller Center