Sugar Rush: Science, Obesity and the Social Life of Sugar

This project collected newspaper reports about sugar from 2013-18, as well as policy documents, scientific research papers, popular science tracts and public health resources to ask: What are the social meanings and practices of sugar in the context of the ‘war on obesity’?

Publications and outputs

Throsby, K (2018) Giving up sugar and the inequalities of abstention. Sociology of Health and Illness 40(6): 954-968

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