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Cold sugar. [Dec. 20th, 2007|10:12 am]
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Science experiment time! :) Make your water freeze!

According to studies at both The University of Iowa School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University, there is no evidence that sugar causes hyperactivity in children.

Yeah, my ass.

[User Picture]From: sensibleken
2007-12-20 04:26 pm (UTC)
These guys arent creationists by any chance. seems like the type of thing theyd come up with.
also new study finds- oranges are aptly named
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-20 04:27 pm (UTC)
LOL!, Right!? That's the most bull-crap study I've ever ever ever read.
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[User Picture]From: theprimrosepath
2007-12-20 04:32 pm (UTC)
Wow. This is a bad time to mention that I work at Vanderbilt...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-20 04:36 pm (UTC)

How high were those scientists, really? ;)
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From: echanchisai
2007-12-20 04:44 pm (UTC)
OMFG...I am stealing that icon from you. That is like...treasure to me. <3 you for it. :):):) I have the static image saved already (I posted it a while back).

Hyperactivity in children + sugar may not be a direct causal link. PROBABLY there's a metabolic/chemical imbalance...at least...that could be one indirect relationship. Children affected by sugar may have a predisposition....
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-20 04:48 pm (UTC)
Yay! ;) Glad to assist.

And a predisposition to what?

I've never met a kid who wasn't effected by sugar and I've worked with lots. lol
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2007-12-20 04:50 pm (UTC)
One of my kids in Wonka was RIDICULOUS. Joe - the cutest thing ever....MANIC MANIC MANIC. We had pizza and soda at the first dress rehearsal, and i come up to his table to ask how they're doing, and he says "THEY SWITCHED MY COCACOLA WITH SPRITE BECAUSE THEY SAID I COULDN'T HAVE ANYMORE." LOL!!!!!!!!

then the next day he says "I HAD A MOUNTAIN DEW WITH SEVEN SUGARS IN IT." Luckily, I can match (if not beat) their manic energy, so I just scooped him up and ran down the hall screaming "YOU'VE GOT TO CALM DOWN JOSEPH!!!!"
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-20 04:55 pm (UTC)
LOL! That's hysterical!!! ;)

Theatre kids are the worst fo all with sugar in my experience.


I remember being in a play that had school performances, so we missed school to do the show... I musta been about 11, and I was playing the eldest Herdman daughter in a specific Christmas-time show.. and I walked into the boys dressing room and all the Herdman boys were crushing up smarties, and snorting them before a show. LOL.

I totally partook. And I was like "This sucks, guys!!"

But they had a high energy perfomance.
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[User Picture]From: jenniferline
2007-12-20 06:24 pm (UTC)
According to studies at both The University of Iowa School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University, there is overwhelming evidence that children who do not become hyperactive from ingesting large amounts of sugar may be aliens from another planet.

I don't think I know a person who isn't affected in at least a SMALL way by sugar. Weird.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-20 06:26 pm (UTC)
lol!!! Right!? Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: coolbou
2007-12-20 07:19 pm (UTC)
I don't know if I ever became truly hyper from sugar consumption when I was younger, or if it was merely the suggestion of hyperness as a result of sugar consumption that provided a placebo effect, or simply acted as a subconscious justification for hyperness... because when you're little, pretty much everything's more fun when you're hyper.

I DO know for a fact, though, that eating sugary foods wakes me up when I'm really, really sleepy. Like sleep-deprived sleepy. It's saved my butt in more than a few classes, haha.

Caffeine just makes me uncomfortably jittery. ):
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-20 07:21 pm (UTC)
I really think caffeine and sugar basially have the same effect. Especially in youngin's!
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2007-12-20 09:08 pm (UTC)
Super cooled liquids! Yay!

You do know they stol that poor walrus's bucket, right?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-20 09:09 pm (UTC)
LOL!!! Poor Walrus.
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[User Picture]From: somafeysuicides
2007-12-21 12:09 am (UTC)
must be all that meth the kids are doing these days :p
xoxo, mErci

Pixie Sticks
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-21 12:19 am (UTC)
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From: christinaathena
2007-12-21 03:00 am (UTC)
SUGAR doesn't cause hyperactivity. Caffeine does. And caffeine is very often associated with sugar. It's in chocolate, for example, which most candy has. In addition, kids often get lots of sugar in environments with lots of stimulation, like birthday parties.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-12-21 03:06 am (UTC)
Try giving a regular four year old two pixxie stix and see what happens. :)
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