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What does the research say about the correlation between hyper behavior and sugar?

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Many people think there's a link between being hyper and eating sugar, but research doesn't back that up. Several studies tested behavior and learning in children given sugar vs. a sugar substitute, and found no difference.

From: Why Is My Child So Hyper? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Child Mind Institute. Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder.

National Institutes of Mental Health. What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

College of Optometrists in Vision Development,

Harvard Health Publications. Diet and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

HealthGuidance.org: "Calming Tips for Hyperactive Children."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Child Mind Institute. Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder.

National Institutes of Mental Health. What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

College of Optometrists in Vision Development,

Harvard Health Publications. Diet and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

HealthGuidance.org: "Calming Tips for Hyperactive Children."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

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