Apparently giving your kids lots of sugar is akin to child abuse these days?

It seems a bit dubious, but some studies have concluded that a large volume of sugar during vital childhood years can slow brain development and even lead to mental disorders. A high sugar intake has also been associated with difficulty dealing with stress, which is no bueno for children living in high-stress America.

Guess it’s time to switch to sugar-free candy until science discovers that’ll make you stupid too.

Too Much Sugar Causes Serious Damage To Children’s BrainsSugar is even more dangerous for children’s brains than we thought

Posted by NowThis on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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