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In New Hampshire, almost two out of three adults and more than a quarter of our children are overweight or obese. NHPR’s series explores the causes, the consequences, and some promising solutions to a growing crisis.Fast Facts about Obesity in NH BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY: The HNHfoundation

Getting Sour on Sugar

This most ubiquitous and irresistible of foods has also been called addictive and toxic and has been linked with obesity, diabetes, and, recently, memory loss. Some are calling for regulating sugar  as if it were tobacco. But others say it is intrinsic to our very survival as a species, found even in breast milk and that demonizing or shunning sugar is the wrong course. 

Guests

  • Doctor David L. Katz: Founding Director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal Childhood Obesity, president-elect of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Founder and President of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation, and a blogger/medical review board member for the Huffington Post. He has won several awards for his work in preventive medicine and nutrition.
  • Gary Taubes: His most recent book is Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It. He’s a contributing correspondent to the journal Science and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator in Health Policy Research at the University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health. He has won several awards for his science and health reporting. 

 

Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.
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