The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.
To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Complete your participation for this assignment.
In recent years, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been blamed for the increased prevalence of overweight and obesity in the U.S. (Bray, Nielsen, & Popkin, 2004). It is present in many foods, including those we would expect to find it in, such as candy, to those unexpected, including salad dressing.
You have been assigned a side for this discussion (please see this week’s announcement for your assigned side). The “pro” side will make a case that HFCS has contributed to the increased body weight of Americans as a whole. The “con” side will make a case that HFCS has not contributed to the increased body weight of Americans. Consider why Americans may or may not choose foods with HFCS, including cost, effect on nutritional status, and what other nutrients may be provided in foods that typically contain HFCS.
You must back up your argument with reputable references, which includes scientific journal articles that can be accessed through the South University Online library. Remember that we are discussing this topic in order to learn from one another’s research and that the side that someone may be defending may not be what they truly believe; please be kind and considerate in your posts.
Bray, G., Nielsen, S., & Popkin, B. (2004). Consumption of high-fructose corn syrup in beverages may play a role in the epidemic of obesity. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 79(4), 537-543.