5/4: “Sugar Coated” Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion

From the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
& the Institute for Responsible Nutrition

SugarCoatedSugar Coated” Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion
Wednesday, May 4,  6:30-8:45 pm
UCSF Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Avenue, SF

Thank you to everyone who attended!
SugarCoated_audience And to our AMAZING panelists!
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Panelists include:

  • Dr. Stanton Glantz, UCSF Professor, featured in the documentary
  • Dr. Rick Hecht, UCSF Osher Center Director of Research
  • Dr. Cristin Kearns, UCSF Postdoctoral Scholar, featured in the documentary
  • Dr. Robert Lustig, UCSF Professor, Founder & Board President of the Institute for Responsible Nutrition, featured in the documentary
  • Moderator: Gary Taubes, author of Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories, featured in the documentary

There will also be interesting interactive activities about sugar consumption before the film begins, courtesy of the Institute for Responsible Nutrition, UCSF Living Well and UCSF Sugar Science.

About “Sugar Coated” (from the official website):
IS SUGAR THE NEW TOBACCO?
How did the food industry get us to stop asking the question: Is sugar toxic

It all starts with a secret PR campaign dating back to the 1970s. For forty years, Big Sugar deflected all threats to its multi-billion dollar empire, while sweetening the world’s food supply. As obesity, diabetes, and heart disease rates skyrocket, doctors are now treating the first generation of children suffering from fatty liver disease.  The sugar industry is once again under siege. They dodged the bullet once. Can they do it again?

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