Too much sugar = Prison?

Saturday, October 24, 2009 13:00
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With Halloween and the holidays looming right ahead of us I happened to notice this bit of news around candy consumption with children. “Willy Wonka would be horrified. Children who eat too much candy may be more likely to be arrested for violent behavior as adults, new research suggests.” The study was published in the October issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry and paid for by Britain's Economic and Social Research Council.

Now that’s a pretty bold statement but when you think about it I believe there really could be  a lot of merit in continuing on with these types of studies. Blood sugar disturbances (especially hypoglycemia) can alter mood chemistry dramatically and probably even more so with children. This is definitely worth taking a more serious look at. (Note that a person can have hypoglycemia for years and it may go completely undetected.)

Readers what do you think? How do you or your children act when they consume too much sugar?

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