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Sugar doesn’t actually make kids hyper—here’s why so many believe it does


The idea of kids getting a “sugar rush” emerged in the 1970s, and the myth continues despite evidence to the contrary. And yet, the sugar high myth remains—and is stronger than ever. So what’s going on? Think about what events are associated with high sugar intake, says Corkins, who is also a professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

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