Sugar linked to memory problems in adolescent rats

7 octubre 2014

Sugar consumption affected memory and was linked to brain inflammation in juvenile rats, researchers report. «The brain is especially vulnerable to dietary influences during critical periods of development, like adolescence,» remarked a corresponding author of the study. «Consuming a diet high in added sugars not only can lead to weight gain and metabolic disturbances, but can also negatively impact our neural functioning and cognitive ability.»