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Psychodiabetes: Sugar on the Brain

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Psychodiabetes:

According to a Harvard study, "Strong evidence indicates that our rising thirst for "liquid candy" (soda) has been a major contributor to the obesity and Diabetes epidemics."

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Psychodiabetes: Sugar on the Brain

Finally a mega topic! It has everything to be called MEGA: from media publicity to Supreme Court, from mega-sized soda drinks to NY Mayor, from multi-billions beverage industry to the regular American citizen HEALTH. I wrote Mega with capitals because this is the most important thing which captured my attention and driven my judgment when I read this article. Doesn't matter what rules the Supreme court or what Mayor of Boston campaign for, our HEALTH must prevail. But wait! going further with reading, what i thought it will be a profound and deep analyze of the mega drinks, turns to be an interesting and intriguing journey into our brain functions and habits regarding the sugar/sweets/candies/soda drinks. According to the text the brain developed a kind of rewarding procedure for indulging sweets. I found (in this well written article) that sugar-laden diet is linked to Alzheimer's disease and even the scientists call it "Type 3 Diabetes"-intriguing, isn't it? Even worse, recent studies reveals that a sugary diet shrink our brain and even induce stronger addiction than cocaine. Our brain can induce insulin resistance which leads to type 2 diabetes. Addiction, shrinkage, accelerated cognitive decline, induced insulin resistance...what is going on with our brain? A new term was introduced for this "brain decay": PsychoDiabetes. Scary article on almost all its length, but at the end the good news emerged. PsychoDiabetes can be prevented! Not by Supreme Court decision, not by Mr. Mayor, not by Media vs. Beverage Industry war, but by us! The ones who will end up sick, addictive, less smart if we don't act now. I must emphasize the adagio (cited from the article): "Go cold turkey in kicking the sugar habit. In other words, start eating like a diabetic, so you never become one." That is the apex of the whole article. I find this article worthy not for diabetic sufferers (they already keep the blood sugar levels under a strict control), but for the other hundreds of millions of Americans, which are susceptible to get into PsychoDiabetes Condition. Perfect sunset for Diabetes Day here at iHMED. This article is the crown jewel of the all articles and comments about diabetes posted here. Thank you Steven! Hat off.

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Gestational diabetes and low socioeconomic status linked with increased risk of ADHD in offspring

Children exposed to maternal gestational diabetes mellitus and low socioeconomic status, particularly in combination, appear to be at an increased risk of developing childhood ADHD, according to a new report.

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