A new Scientific Reports study sheds light on the link between high sugar intake and an increased risk of developing common mental disorders in men. Researchers also found mood disorders did not increase desire to consume higher sugar content foods or drinks.
Researchers warn pregnant women and their children to avoid drinking too many sodas, as excessive amounts of sugar in these drinks can negatively impact memory and learning. However, consuming fruits appears to be beneficial for cognitive development, the study reports.
A new study looks at the effect a Western style diet has on the gut microbiome. Researchers report both fructose and glucose block the production of Roc, a protein required for the colonization of beneficial bacteria in the gut.