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Full Title: 
High Fructose Corn Syrup, Controversies and Common Sense
Angelopoulos, Theodore
Wednesday, 2 December 2009 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
717 W. Smith Street
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United States

High Fructose Corn Syrup is often mischaracterized and misunderstood. This sweetener, which was introduced into the food supply in the United States and some other countries in the late 1960s and 1970s, existed in relative obscurity for many years. The presentation will explore the metabolic and nutritional effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup with a particular emphasis on its relationship to sucrose, which is the substance that it was designed to replace.

Theodore Angelopoulos, Ph.D., MPH is a Professor in the Department of Health Professions (Program in Physical Therapy), College of Health and Public Affairs, and the Research Director of the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at UCF. In addition, Dr. Angelopoulos is the Associate Editor of the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. His major research areas include exercise, obesity, weight management, lipoprotein metabolism, and muscle hypertrophy. He is a prolific author and has published more than 55 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. In the last 10 years he has had more than $1.2 million in federal and private research grants and contracts.

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