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American Society of Nutrition to host symposium on the impact of sweetened beverages on obesity

WASHINGTON, DC The American Society of Nutrition will be hosting a symposium at its annual Experimental Biology 2013 meeting in Boston where medical and health experts will examine the latest scientific evidence surrounding the recent controversy around sugar sweetened beverages.

The symposium, "Sweetened Beverages and Health: Current State of Scientific Understandings" will be held on April 23 at 3:00pm at the Boston Convention and Expo Center and will focus on the controversy surrounding the health effects of both sugar sweetened beverages and non-nutritive sweetened beverages.

The symposium is sponsored by an educational grant from the Corn Refiners Association and has been endorsed by the Medical Nutrition Council.

WHAT: American Society of Nutrition Late Breaking Symposium 'Sweetened Beverages and Health: Current State of Scientific Understanding"

WHEN: April 23, 3:00pm 5:00pm EDT

WHERE: Ballroom East, Boston Convention and Expo Center, Boston

WHO: Edward Saltzman, MD, Tufts University School of Medicine (Chair)

James M. Rippe, MD, University of Central Florida
Metabolic and Endocrine Response and Health Implications of Consuming Sweetened Beverages: Findings from Recent, Randomized, Controlled Trials

David Allison, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sweetened Beverages and Obesity: Separating Supposition, From Demonstrated Fact, From Misinformation

Miguel Alonso-Alonso, MD MPhil, Harvard Medical School
Are Sweetened Beverages Addictive: Emerging Understandings from Functional MRI Studies

Richard D. Mattes, Ph.D., Purdue University
Solid Versus Liquid Calories Their Effects on Appetite: Current Understandings and Putative Mechanisms

Kimber Stanhope, Ph.D., University of California Davis
Metabolic Consequences of Consuming Fructose, Glucose, High Fructose Corn Syrup and Sucrose


Contact: David Knowles
Corn Refiners Association

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