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Overview: High fructose corn syrup is a sweetener that’s used in many foods, from soups to salad dressings. Since its creation in the 1960s, our consumption of high fructose corn syrup has gone up dramatically. Some people speculate that the increased use of this sweetener corresponds with the rise in obesity rates, although there has not been any definitive research to support this theory.
In this interview, Mary Beth Sodus, a registered dietitian and nutrition therapist at Center for Weight Management and Wellness at the University of Maryland Medical Center, discusses how high fructose corn syrup is made and why many food companies use it. And speaking with Sharon Boston, Sodus shares the advice she gives her weight loss patients about high fructose corn syrup.
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