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More Sugar Intake in Children Leads to Obesity, Hyperactivity, And Cognitive Impairedness

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  • Aug 30, 2021

According to research, sugar consumption in children has gradually increased in the past few years. Children who consume too much sugary food are at increased risk of being hyperactive, obese, and cognitively impaired when they reach adulthood. These problems are becoming common in children these days as their eating habit and dependency on sugary food is getting worse day by day. This study was conducted by the Queensland University of Technology and was published in Frontiers in Neuroscience.

One of the lead authors, QUT Neuroscience Professor Selena Bartlett, said, “Many children, adolescents, and adults in more than 60 countries, including Australia, have a diet that is more than four times the sugar (100g) recommended by the World Health Organization ( 25 g per person and day). More work is needed to study the long-term effects of sugar in adolescents and adults, but our mouse model results are very promising.” Recent evidence shows that obesity and impulsive behaviors caused by poor eating habits lead to increased overconsumption of processed foods and beverages, but the long-term effects of overconsumption of alcohol on cognitive processes and hyperactivity are unknown.

The study found that long-term sugar consumption (a 12-week period in mice that began the experiment at five weeks of age) at levels that significantly increased weight gain resulted in abnormal and excessive stimulation of the system causes novelty Episodic and Spatial Memory These results are similar to those reported in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.