Sugar can have a negative impact on child’s brain

Researchers from Merrimack College, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute suggest that sugar consumption in pregnancy and childhood has a negative impact on childhood cognition

Studying the diets of circa 1200 pregnant mothers and their children the researchers found that sugar intake during pregnancy and childhood, especially the intake of sugar-sweetened beverages, has an impact on the child’s memory and learning. Meanwhile, their research also showed that fruit consumption is associated with higher cognitive scores in early and mid-childhood.

Read the research article here.

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