News Editor: Renato M.E. Sabbatini, PhD
Dose of sugar may make you smarter
Studies have shown that children perform better if they eat breakfast. Dr. Paul Gold, a psychologist at the University of Virginia found in his studies on rats and humans that subjects that were given a dose of glucose sugar could think better. In one test, Gold's human subjects drank lemonade sweetened with either glucose sugar or saccharin. They then heard a short story and were later asked what they remembered of the story. Results revealed that people given glucose sugar tended to recall more. According to Gold, glucose seemed to enhance memory even among people with cognitive disabilities like Alzheimer¹s disease.
SOURCE: Carolyn O'Neil, Fitness and Health. The Brain Stories