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Boston University School of Medicine: Daily Consumption of Sugary Beverages Affect the Brain

Data from the Framingham Heart Study has shown that people who more frequently consume sugary beverages such as sodas and fruit juices are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller brain volumes and smaller hippocampal volumes, an area of the brain important for memory. Click here for further reading.  

TED Ed: How sugar affects the brain

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine — an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets …

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