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High Fructose Corn Syrup: What You Need to Know!

High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), is cheaper, sweeter, and easier to use in processed foods than regular cane sugar. Did you know that HFCS can have a serious effect on our gut health as well as our overall health? We welcome back Dr. David Johnson, whose recent article in The American Journal of Gastroenterology features some of the research being done on HFCS and its impact on inflammation and immune responses in the body’s digestive tract.

Dr. David A Johnson

Dr. David A Johnson is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Gastroenterology at Eastern VA School of Medicine. Despite his primary focus on the clinical practice of gastroenterology, he has published extensively in the internal medicine/gastroenterology literature, contributing over 600 articles/chapters/invited reviews and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals and books. His particular areas of expertise focus on esophageal reflux disease, gut microbiome, sleep disorders and colorectal screening.

He is a Past President of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and served the ACG previously as Governor (VA), Chair of ACG Quality Council Task Force, and member of the Educational Affairs, Publications, Constitution and Bylaws (Chair), and Nominating (Chair) committees.

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