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Fructose, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sucrose and Health

  • James M. Rippe

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Overviews

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Luc Tappy, Leonie Egli, Christel Tran
      Pages 35-50
    3. Joshua B. Jones, Janice Lee, Richard D. Mattes
      Pages 51-62
    4. John D. Fernstrom
      Pages 63-84
  3. Global Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Bernadette P. Marriott, Christopher J. Fink, Terri Krakower
      Pages 87-111
    3. Roger Clemens, Yanni Papanikolaou
      Pages 125-135
    4. John W. Bode, Mark W. Empie, Kyd D. Brenner
      Pages 137-148
  4. Functional Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Rosanne Rust
      Pages 151-168
    3. Athylia Paremski, Miguel Alonso-Alonso
      Pages 187-197
    4. Rebecca L. W. Corwin, John E. Hayes
      Pages 199-215
  5. Sweeteners in Healthy Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Craig A. Johnston, John P. Foreyt
      Pages 219-227
    3. Kristine Clark, James M. Rippe
      Pages 229-246

About this book


The metabolic and health effects of both nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners are controversial, and subjects of intense scientific debate.  These potential effects span not only important scientific questions, but are also of great interest to media, the public and potentially even regulatory bodies. Fructose, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sucrose and Health serves as a critical resource for practice-oriented physicians, integrative healthcare practitioners, academicians involved in the education of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and medical students, interns and residents, allied health professionals and nutrition researchers, registered dietitians and public  health professions who are actively involved in providing data-driven recommendations on the role of sucrose, HFCS, glucose, fructose and non-nutritive sweeteners in the health of their students, patients and clients.   Comprehensive chapters discuss the effects of both nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners on appetite and food consumption as well as the physiologic and neurologic responses to sweetness.   Chapter authors are world class,  practice and research oriented nutrition authorities,  who provide practical, data-driven resources based upon the totality of the evidence to help the reader understand the basics of fructose, high fructose corn syrup and sucrose biochemistry and examine the consequences of acute and chronic consumption of these sweeteners in the diets of young children through to adolescence and adulthood.


Fructose, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sucrose and Health fills a much needed gap in the literature and will serve the reader as the most authoritative resource in the field to date.


High fructose corn syrup Liquid calories Non-nutritive sweeteners Nutritive sweeteners Sucrose Sugar sweetened beverages

Editors and affiliations

  • James M. Rippe
    • 1
  1. 1.Rippe Lifestyle InstituteShrewsburyUSA

About the editors

Dr. Rippe is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School with post graduate training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is currently the Founder and Director of the Rippe Lifestyle Institute, Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Tufts University School of Medicine and Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Florida. Over the past 20 years Dr. Rippe has established and run the largest research organization in the world exploring how daily habits and actions impact short and long-term health and quality of life. This organization, Rippe Lifestyle Institute (RLI) has published hundreds of studies that form the scientific basis for the fields of lifestyle medicine and high performance health. Rippe Lifestyle Institute also conducts numerous studies every year on nutrition and healthy weight management. Dr. Rippe also serves as the Chairman of the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at the University of Central Florida (CLM at UCF). The CLM at UCF is the first University based organization to conduct basic research and teach students at all levels in the area of lifestyle medicine. The CLM at UCF is located in a state-of-the-art 8,000 square foot facility in the Research Park adjacent to the UCF campus. Dr. Rippe leads a team of UCF faculty conducting basic research in all aspects of lifestyle medicine at the CLM at UCF.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fructose, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sucrose and Health
  • Editors James M. Rippe
  • Series Title Nutrition and Health
  • Series Abbreviated Title Nutrition,Health
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4899-8076-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-5519-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4899-8077-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXI, 379
  • Number of Illustrations 24 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Nutrition
    Food Science
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From the book reviews:

“The book is divided into 5 sections: An Overview, a focus on the global perspectives, on the functional effects of sugars, on sugars and health and on sugars in chronic disease. … this book is an essential addition to the library shelves of universities, food companies and governmental organisations.” (Mike J. Gibney, Frontiers in Nutrition, November, 2014)