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Guest: Prof Francesco Leri – Rats Given HF Corn Syrup Mimic Cocaine Addiction

This week on Food Nation Radio Network, we spoke with Professor Francesco Leri who conducted a Canadian study on high fructose corn syrup. We discussed the behavior of the test subjects (rats) when given access to HFCS.

Here’s what he had to say:

About Professor Leri (bio from University of Guelph): Francesco Leri is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph (Guelph, ON). He was a Post-doctoral Fellow and Research Associate at the Centre for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology, Concordia University (Montreal, QC, 1999-2001). He obtained his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at McGill University (Montreal, QC, 1995-1999).

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Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food Nation Radio has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on FoodNationRadio.com and stations around the country.