I am having a back and forth "discussion" with a researcher working in the diabetes field. She tells me that there is no scientific evidence, and therefore, no correlation whatsoever, with kids being bastards and their sugar intake. While I am not ready to blame all of the problems of our children solely on sugar, I am sure there must be a relationship between excessive sugar intake and their behavior. And as most of the regulars on this website know, just because a doctor or researcher says it is so, does not make it so.
So, here is what I need: some articles, studies, any kind of ammunition that covers sugar intake and behavior. I am not merely interested just so I can say, "Told you so!", because when I think about it, I cannot remember reading or studying anything on this topic. But there must be some relationship, don't you think?
Here is a little story for you. I used to teach english to some of the researchers at the Longwood medical area in Boston. One day while I was waiting for some students to arrive, I saw an interesting scene. There was a mother and her infant (possibly 6 to 9 months old), and she was putting SPRITE into the baby bottle!! Am I the only person that thinks that is fucked up? Christ, the brain is still developing when we are seniors in high school. That cannot in any way be construed as "OK".
Am I wrong here? If I am unknowingly blowing smoke I really want to know. If I am wrong in what I think is a problem, I want to know I am wrong. And I know that there is a difference between a 9 month old and a 9 year old drinking Sprite, but either way, there must be some long term effect if it is continually repeated.
Help me out here. Am I right or wrong? A little bit of both? Show me the light, folks!!
Thanks for your time all.