Is Sugar Making You Stupid?

Is Sugar Killing Your Brain?
Lab studies suggest it can actually make you less smart.

Foods that appear to be nutritious could actually be destroying your brainpower. The culprit? A common ingredient slipped into many “healthy” foods, including baby food, applesauce, and oatmeal. Researchers at UCLA found that ingesting foods and drinks containing fructose, a component of the ingredient high-fructose corn syrup and sugar, for just six weeks caused troubling changes in brain function. “Our findings illustrate that what you eat affects how you think,” says Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, PhD, a professor of neurosurgery and integrative biology and physiology at UCLA. “Eating a high-fructose diet over the long term alters your brain’s ability to learn and remember information.”

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Should You Not Blame High Fructose Corn Syrup?

Obesity Epidemic Not Due to High Fructose Corn Syrup? Is this another case of industry-funded propaganda?

This excellent article on the website covers this attempt by the corn industry steering studies to prove that high fructose corn syrup is not the bad guy. First, the facts on fructose, and how high fructose corn syrup is “prompting metabolic dysfunction that is making people gain weight”. And second, the question of who is behind the study, who is funding the research, and what is their agenda.

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