Drs. Rachel Vreeman and Aaron Carroll of Indiana University School of Medicine provide extensive proof that, despite the firmly held belief of parents throughout history, excessive sugar intake has no—repeat no—impact on a child’s behavior.
At least 12 double blind randomised controlled trials have examined how children react to diets containing different levels of sugar. None of these studies, not even studies looking specifically at children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, could detect any differences in behaviour between the children who had sugar and those who did not. This includes sugar from sweets, chocolate, and natural sources. Even in studies of those who were considered “sensitive” to sugar, children did not behave differently after eating sugar full or sugar-free diets. READ FULL ARTICLE