Carbohydrates and Physical Activity

Scenario/Summary

The Week 2 Lab will challenge you, as it has to do with sweeteners and obesity. Current research has shown that there may be a relationship between the consumption of sweeteners and the rise in obesity, so this will be an opportunity to examine the facts and develop an opinion.

 

Please select one of the following sweeteners.

 

Sugar (sucrose)

Fructose

High fructose corn syrup

Stevia

Equal

Splenda

Ace K

 

Answer the following questions about the sweetener that you have selected. Your paper should be approximately two pages long, double-spaced, with proper citations and a References section at the end.

 

Select a sweetener.

Explore the history of the sweetener (when it was developed, its composition).

Discuss safety and the sweetener that you have selected.

Examine the relationship between the sweetener that you have selected and obesity.