"Give kids more sugar and see them
bounce off the wall", is what parents
may think of sugar consumption
causing hyperactivity in children.
But, there is no evidence to prove
this widely held belief (Journal of
the American Medical Association,
Sugar does not affect the behaviour or cognitive performance of children. However, the report's principal author Mark L Wolraich, chief of the child development division at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, US, does not rule out a small effect or effects of sugar on subsets of children.
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