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Sunday, June 3, 2012

What Eating Too Much Sugar Does to Your Brain by David DiSalvo FROM Psychology Today

http://www.psychologytoday.com/collections/201205/feed-your-brain/your-brain-sugar

Mentioned in article:
  • Americans eat 27.5 teaspoons of sugar a day
  • Added sugar usually is in form of  fructose, which is rapidly abosrbed
  • Brain cells use up twice as much energy as other cells
  • Added sugars reduce brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) needed to form new memories
  • Low levels of BDNF may also be linked to depression and dementia
  • Added sugars may also prevent the brain from telling you to stop eating


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