Too much sugar, especially from soft drinks, may damage your child’s learning ability and memory.
That’s the finding from a study of the diets of more than 1000 pregnant women and their children. The study included assessments of the children’s cognitive skills at ages 3 and 7.
This research, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, suggests there may be learning benefits from reducing the sugar intake of women during pregnancy and limiting sugar consumption by their young children.
Key findings include: