Sugar is Sweet—and so is Our Mood
Apr 29, 2015 02:00PM ● Published by Cate Reynolds
“This is the first evidence that high sugar—but not aspartame—consumption may relieve stress in humans,” said one of the study’s authors, Kevin D. Laugero, Ph.D., of the University of California, Davis, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service.
According to the Society’s Endocrine Facts & Figures report, about 35 percent of adults and nearly 17 percent of children nationwide are obese. Sugary drinks are clearly part of that equation, and now another piece in the why-we-crave-comfort-foods puzzle…not to mention why comfort foods are never things like broccoli, spinach, and lentils.
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