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Mythbusting: Sugar & Hyperactivity

Posted since we were debating this weekend after giving Nicholas a little ice cream after 8 p.m. I figure consumer reports is pretty trustworthy, no? Sugar makes children hyperactive—and other medical myths: Consumer Reports Health Blog

More than a dozen good-quality studies have failed to find any link between sugar in children’s diets and hyperactive behavior. So, why do parents associate sugar with hyperactivity? In one study, parents were told that their children had been given sugary drinks, and went on to rate their children as hyperactive. What they didn’t know was that their children had really been given a sugar-free drink. The difference was in parents’ minds.