Monday, January 10, 2011

Myths about the body - 3

Sugar makes children hyperactive

False! Twelve controlled, double blind trials have shown that there is absolutely no connection between children's behaviour and their sugar intake. One thing was found, namely that parents rate their child's behaviour as more hyper when they thought they had been given a sugary drink. "The studies included sugar from sweets, chocolate and natural sources. Even in studies of those who were considered sensitive to sugar, children did not behave differently after eating sugar-full or sugar-free diets," said Vreeman and Carrol who undertook the retrospective study.

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