Contact Us

Sugar Is Making You Stupid

sugar cubes
stringy, Flickr

We all know that sugar can make you fat. But we eat it anyway because it’s really good.

So what if we were to tell you sugar can also make you dumb? Would you put down your Big Gulp and step away from your Snickers?

Researchers at UCLA trained lab rats to navigate a complicated maze. Then they fed half of the rodents a steady diet of high-fructose corn syrup for six weeks. When that was over the rodents who got the sugar high couldn’t remember how to complete the maze, whereas the rats who ate a more normal diet were still able to.

After running brain scans on the rodents, the researchers concluded that too much sugar changes their insulin levels, which in turn affects the brain’s ability to function efficiently.

“Because insulin can penetrate the blood-brain barrier, the hormone may signal neurons to trigger reactions that disrupt learning and cause memory loss,” one of the researchers explained.

Or, in layman’s terms “Sugar make stupid.”

More from 710 KEEL

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://710keel.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Radio 710 KEEL quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on News Radio 710 KEEL quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!