Dave’s Diary: Oh Rats, I Forgot How Much Sugar to Consume
A spoon full of sugar may help the medicine go down….but could the sugar itself cause other problems? Is it possible that your sweet tooth may be nibbling away at your brain power? New research seems to suggest that a sugary-sweet diet, high in fructose, could impair memory. Somebody cue the rats!! That’s right…to determine the sugar/memory loss connection, scientists used the good old rats-in-a-maze experiment. Four groups of rodents were given different levels of sugar in their diets and, sure enough, the high-sugar group came in dead-last in the rat-race. It appears the fructose interfered with their ability to think clearly, learn and remember.
Think of that when you next grab that glazed doughnut at the front desk and try to remember the way back to your cubicle.