SUGAR DOESN’T MAKE KIDS HYPER – IT’S MUCH WORSE THAN THAT
A meta-analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that sugar does not affect children’s behaviour. “It may simply be the environment where certain food is being served, such as birthday parties, that causes children to be more excitable,” says D’Ambrosio. But it does spike blood pressure and cholesterol – even in youngsters. One 2016 study in the journal Obesity showed that, even without cutting calories, reducing subjects’ sugar consumption for just nine days led to immediate improvements in those areas, as well as blood sugar levels.