Excessive consumption of sweets in childhood threatens further memory problems, according to a study by American scientists published in the journal Translational Psychiatry.
Experts in the course of the experiment divided the rats into two groups, one of which has been regularly watered with sweet drinks since childhood. Subsequently, adults were tested for memory. As a result, it turned out that the functions of the hippocampus, the region of the brain responsible for memory, were impaired in these rodents.
The researchers note that children between the ages of four and six should consume no more than 19 g of sugar per day, from seven to ten years old – 24 g, from eleven and older – no more than 30 g.
In the future, it is planned to find out whether a healthier diet or exercise will help level the harm caused by sugar.
On April 2, nutritionist Nina Kurakina warned that eating fast carbohydrates for breakfast provokes an insulin reaction that can lead to diabetes.
On March 31, nutritionist Margarita Lvova spoke about the healthiest desserts. So, the list includes chocolate, carob products, fresh fruits and berries.