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High Fructose Corn Syrup and Chronic Bronchitis

Course #: 010-515

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CE Credit Hours: 1.50 CPEUs (1.00 CPEUs for Florida licenses)

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Course Description

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) - Provider #21328, Activity #135638 approved for 1.5 CPEUs.

CEU Course Description

Intake of beverages with excess free fructose (EFF), including apple juice, and HFCS sweetened fruit drinks and soft drinks, has been associated with asthma in children.  This CEU course explores the hypothesis that increasing HFCS sweetened soft drink intake is associated with prevalent chronic bronchitis.


Article Author:  Luanne DeChristopher M.S., et al.; NY Medical College

Exam writer: Tiev LaGuire, M.S.

Brooke H. Dekofsky, MPH, RD, CLE, CDE was involved in the creation of this course.


CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss how increasing high fructose corn syrup sweetened soft drink consumption is correlated with adult chronic bronchitis.

2.  Investigate which excess free fructose beverages have been associated with asthma in children.

3.  Examine the differences in total fructose amounts compared to excess free fructose content in apple juice and orange juice.

4.  Identify the fructose to glucose ratio that is generally recognized as safe.

CPE Level: II

Learning Codes: 2000, 2070, 2100, 4040

Performance Indicators (RDN): 8.1.1 , 8.1.5 , 8.3.1 , 8.3.3

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