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Sugar & Hyperactivity
There are some individuals that believe sugary foods are a major contributor in causing hyperactivity, particularly in children. Results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in February 1994 indicate this is very unlikely. Two groups of children, one group suspected of being sugar sensitive and the other presumed not to be, were fed a variety of carefully calibrated diets, including one high in sucrose (common table sugar). The researchers concluded that the higher than normal sugar regimen had no significant effect on either group of youngsters. As always, your child's physician should be consulted before any dietary changes are made. . . .