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Boston University sets the record straight about sugar.

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    VizzyC
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    http://www.bu.edu/bridge/archive/1999/01-29/health.html

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    VizzyC
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    #12090
    The Real Amy
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    My mom would seriously refute this study. When I was growing up, my sugar was very much limited except for dessert after meals because of the effects on my behavior which were directly observed by her. I was a pretty hyper kid to begin with but would be bouncing off the walls if I had a sugary snack or lots of candy. Note that fruit juice and the like was not a problem for me, just the white stuff. I have experienced the same thing while babysitting. I’m sure it doesn’t affect all kids, but it surely effects many, despite whatever this researcher based his findings on (probably a small subset of behaviors).

    One clue is that the study cited only compared sugar with saccharine and aspartame. Aspartame probably has a worse effect on children’s behavior than sugar. It’s a neurotoxin. That alone pretty much de-legitimizes the study.

    #12100
    VizzyC
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    This article is obviously meritless. I posted the link to show that their are reputable institutions that recognize common sense, i.e. sugar is not some evil villain out to destroy.

    #12122
    The Real Amy
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    Oh, gotcha. That I agree with. Registered dieticians are taught that sugar has been proven to be associated with one health outcome: cavities. It is not evidence-linked with diabetes or other conditions, although they do teach that it is empty calories, so there are better sources of food.

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