The myth that the sugar can cause hyperactivity in kids persists despite the lack of scientific evidence, according to a pediatrician that put that belief to a test.
The work of a professor of pediatrics, who is part of the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center in the Oklahoma City, Dr. Mark Wolraich, has debunked this myth. But, the non-scientific experiment by the CBC News has shown that it is still present.
This experiment, over the festival Halloween, targeted to see if the parents believed that the candy let their kids to bounce off the walls. Pak Hum said that they tend to not get ready for bed or not listen if they have eaten too many desserts. Julie Snyder said that she can’t focus, and that can be any time, but it is definitely when she is on sugar. Wolraich attempted to establish a definite connection between the behavior and the sugar through double-blind and observational studies.
Wolraich said that when they completed the dietary study, it was revealed in the New England Journal of Medicine and also on the national news. It looks like they forget within 2 or 3 years.
Reasons not eat too much sweets
The meta-analysis of Wolraich reviewing the 15 articles on artificial sweetener and sugar said that the discoveries were clearer than any other type of analysis done on this subject. He believes that the kids are overactive, it usually relates to changes in the routine, like birthday parties or Halloween.
If you believe that their behavior is worse, especially when they get big amount of sugar, it is not a surprise that you will see the difference. Also, he points to one other experiment where the parents who thought their kids were affected by the sugar tented to stand so close to them, and to demand more. The suggestion of the parents can be fairly strong in this case.
The other reason to avoid the sugar still stand. The dentists and nutrition experts say that the candy is good in moderation, but it is very rich in calories and is not so good for the oral health.