Grand Rounds - May 6, 2022
"Dietary Sugars & Sweeteners in the Development of Obesity, Metabolic Risk and Cognitive Development in Early Life"

Speaker: Michael Goran, MD. Director, Program in Diabetes and Obesity The Saban Research Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Professor of Pediatrics & Atkins Endowed Chair in Childhood Obesity & Diabetes, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles




  1. Review sources of sugar in the diet and ubiquitous nature in the food supply.
  2. Recognize names of 200+ names for sugar used as food ingredients and how they differ.
  3. Understand differences between different types of low calorie sweeteners and effects on the body.
  4. Review effects of different sugars on the body including kids including brain development, learning and memory, emotional behavior, gut problems, fatty liver disease, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular health.
  5. Discuss life course effects of different sugars and how they affect gestational development through to healthy aging.
  6. Discuss strategies for reducing sugar in children.

Accreditation: St. Charles Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. St. Charles Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

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