Sugar could affect the brain

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, be careful. A recent experiment showed that a high-sugar diet over the long term could alter the brain’s ability to learn and remember information. But eating omega-3 fatty acids could help mitigate the damage associated with sugar. These are among the findings of researchers at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine who used rats to determine how a high-fructose diet affects memory, learning and problem-solving. The study, the first to look at how sugar affects the brain’s function, specifically focused on high-fructose corn syrup common in processed foods like soda, packaged cookies, condiments, sauces and baby formula.

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