Sugar does not make children hyperactive

According to this article in the New Scientist at least:

A 1996 review of 12 blinded studies, where no one at the time knew which kids had received sugar and which a placebo, found no evidence to support this notion. This is true even for children with ADHD or whose parents consider them to be sensitive to sugar (Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, vol 36, p 31)

In fact, one of these studies concluded that the sugar effect is all in parents’ minds.

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