Too much sugar in energy drinks may trigger violent behaviour in children

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Oct 10, 2018, 3:14 pm IST
Updated Oct 10, 2018, 3:14 pm IST
Energy drinks were found to contribute the most towards this as they made children tree times as likely to become bullies.
Energy drinks were worse than chocolates and sweets (Photo: AFP)
 Energy drinks were worse than chocolates and sweets (Photo: AFP)

A lot of sugar is consumed by people in different parts of the world even as too much of it isn’t considered great for health. But apart from effects on physical health sugar may also affect mental health and trigger grave behavioural changes.

Findings of a new study have revealed that excessive consumption of sugar can make children violent and more likely to drink alcohol and smoke. Energy drinks were found to contribute the most towards this as they made children tree times as likely to become bullies.

 

Energy drinks were worse than chocolates and sweets because in addition to sugar they also contain caffeine. Scientists found a strong and consistent link between higher consumption of sugar and tendency of children to get into fights.

Meanwhile the study didn’t give any clear indication about how much sugar is too much.

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