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Ways To Limit Sugar during the Holidays

At TEDMED, a three-day conference focusing on health and medicine, Sugar scientist and UCSF professor of health policy Laura Schmidt, PhD, talked about how we can cut down on sugar intake and create a healthier world for ourselves and our children. Here are her suggestions that were published in the Huffington Post on how to limit sugar consumption during the holidays.

ABOUT LAURA SCHMIDT

Sociologist Laura Schmidt is dedicated to understanding how changing lifestyles are contributing to globally rising rates of chronic disease and what to do about it. Laura bridges the worlds of biomedical research and population health in exploring the growing pressures of globalizing economies, rising inequality and the marketization of products that are undermining our health. A professor at the UCSF School of Medicine, Laura holds a joint appointment in the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine. She is the lead investigator on SugarScience, which educates the public about the latest science on sugar. Laura also works directly with decision makers to promote scientifically substantiated social policy reforms

SugarScience is the authoritative source for evidence-based, scientific information about sugar and its impact on health.

Laura A. Schmidt, PhD, MSW, MPH

Laura A. Schmidt, PhD, MSW, MPH, is a professor in the UCSF School of Medicine. She has dedicated her career to intervening on the social determinants of health and to understanding how lifestyle risk factors, such as alcohol and poor diet, influence chronic disease and health inequality.

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