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Hyped Up? Sugar & Kids

By Kellie Heywood

It’s often taken as a truth that eating lots of sugar makes kids hyperactive – but is this really true?

In many ways, it seems completely logical. Sugar is half glucose, the fuel the brain runs on. Undersupply the brain with fuel (for example missing breakfast before going to school) and it may not have enough fuel to function properly. On the other hand, oversupply the brain with fuel (as with typical children’s party food) and you could expect it to become hyperactive.

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