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Old 05-17-2012, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Post News, Sugar can make you dumb, US scientists warn.

Eating too much sugar can eat away at your brainpower, according to US scientists who published a study Tuesday showing how a steady diet of high-fructose corn syrup sapped lab rats' memories.

Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) fed two groups of rats a solution containing high-fructose corn syrup -- a common ingredient in processed foods -- as drinking water for six weeks.

Sugar can make you dumb, US scientists warn - Yahoo! News
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:56 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Eating too much sugar can eat away at your brainpower, according to US scientists who published a study Tuesday showing how a steady diet of high-fructose corn syrup sapped lab rats' memories.

Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) fed two groups of rats a solution containing high-fructose corn syrup -- a common ingredient in processed foods -- as drinking water for six weeks.

Sugar can make you dumb, US scientists warn - Yahoo! News
Yes, I know they've been looking at insulin resistance as a possible culprit for alzheimer's and there seems to be something to it. Something I noticed about this study, though it could be a followup to an earlier one or else the headline was just misleading. The problem I saw was this: 1. giving all the rats HF Corn Syrup for 6 weeks after teaching them the maze 2. And giving one group DHA/EPA oils for the same six weeks. So what they were really studying was whether the DHA/EPA oils would be able to undo the damage the sugar caused, not whether sugar is harmful to the brain, since it would seem that they started with that as a foregone conclusion.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:29 AM
 
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Eating too much sugar can eat away at your brainpower, according to US scientists who published a study Tuesday showing how a steady diet of high-fructose corn syrup sapped lab rats' memories.

Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) fed two groups of rats a solution containing high-fructose corn syrup -- a common ingredient in processed foods -- as drinking water for six weeks.

Sugar can make you dumb, US scientists warn - Yahoo! News

It's also mentioned in this video:


Sugar makes you stupid and corn syrup is for sheeple - YouTube
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