Science In The City - Surgar Addiction: Too Much of a Good Thing

Sugar Addiction: Too Much of a Good Thing

Self-control while self-isolating can be hard! Our brains are hardwired to make us want more of the things that make us feel good, like delicious freshly baked cookies. Our bodies need sugar (glucose) in order to stay alive, but why are we drawn to consume more than we need? Can sugar be considered addictive? Regardless, sugar consumption can significantly impact our health.

To discuss, we’re joined by Dr. Atom Lesiak, Director of Education and Outreach in the Department of Genome Sciences at University of Washington. They will discuss the neuroscience of addiction and the potentially addictive properties of sugar.

Livestream Information

This event will be livestreamed through YouTube Channel. Advanced registration is required, and the link to the livestream will be sent out via email on the day of the event. The livestream will begin at 7 p.m. Register below.

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We encourage participants to submit their questions for Dr. Atom Lesiak at or in the comments section during the livestream.

Cost: Free / $10 Suggested Donation

Recommended Ages: All ages

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May 19, 2020


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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