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Science Cafe: A Closer Look At Sugar

Our Science Café tackles sugar: the average American now eats about 130 pounds of sugar every year. It’s in everything from tomato sauce to milk. But what exactly is sugar? And how does it affect our bodies?

This show was originally broadcast on March 17, 2015.


  • Stephanie Ballentine: family nurse practitioner at St. Joseph Hospital Internal Medicine in Nashua.
  • Bert Mathieson: naturopathic doctor, registered dietitian, and certified diabetes educator.
  • David Brooks: science writer at The Nashua Telegraph and moderator of ScienceCaféNew Hampshire.
  • Gale Carey: professor of Nutritional Biochemistry at the University of New Hampshire.

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