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Medical Mythbuster: Does Sugar Make Kids Hyperactive?

Although anyone who has ever attended a birthday party for a five-year old will swear by it, there is no scientific evidence that sugar causes hyperactivity in children. In fact, numerous double-blind studies have shown that this is a myth. One reason this idea has persisted is that children tend to be more excited at events like birthday and Halloween parties where sugary foods are often served. In any case, sugar has been linked to obesity, diabetes and dental cavities in children, so it’s best not to overdo the sugary foods when your throw your next party.


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  1. Posted by EdP

    This was borne out by my son when he was a child. Sugar itself meant little, but artificial coloris in foods made he very hyperactive. Eliminate the colors and preservatives you you can see a difference in a very active child.

    October 30, 2015 5:32 pm Reply
    • Posted by Reliant Medical Group

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

      November 2, 2015 8:57 am Reply

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