Pregnant moms and their offspring should limit added sugars in their diets to protect childhood cognition

A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has determined that poorer childhood cognition occurred, particularly in memory and learning, when pregnant women or their offspring consumed greater quantities of sugar. Substituting diet soda for sugar-sweetened versions during pregnancy also appeared to have negative effects. However, children’s fruit consumption had beneficial effects and was associated with higher cognitive scores. Continue reading “Pregnant moms and their offspring should limit added sugars in their diets to protect childhood cognition”

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