Mary C. Wiley, PsyD
UCSF School of Medicine
Mary C. Wiley, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in the Bay Area for nearly 20 years. She works primarily with addiction and mood disorders utilizing evidence-based approaches (cognitive-behavioral approach and mindfulness) therapies. Her expertise and passion are in helping patients learn how exercise and nutrition affects mood, behavior and health. She joins the UCSF research team as an intern working on issues related to sugar and health. In addition to her private practice, consultation services and work with UCSF, Mary is pursuing a Master of Arts in Food Studies through University of the Pacific San Francisco.
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Sugars are chemicals made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen found which taste sweet and are found in food. They are an important part of what we eat and drink and of our bodies. On this site, sugar is used to mean simple sugars (monosaccharides) like fructose or glucose, and disaccharides like table sugar (sucrose). Sucrose is two simple sugars stuck together for example (see Table sugar). Sugars are a type of carbohydrate. Carbohydrates are energy sources for our bodies Sugars enter the blood stream very quickly after being eaten.SugarScience Glossary