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SUGAR DOESN’T MAKE KIDS HY­PER – IT’S MUCH WORSE THAN THAT

Best Health - - NUTRITION -

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.

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