Argument Number 3
On the Fox News Health website, you’ll find “It’s no surprise that too much sugar can cause tooth decay, hyperactivity and increase the risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes” (Revelant, 2014). On the Healthline website, even though they claim, “Healthline's medical reviewers ensure that our content is accurate, current, and user-focused,” you’ll find, “The jury’s still out on sugar’s effect on hyperactivity”
“…[W]hat is known about the effects of sugar consumption on human behavior and performance is that sugar consumption, even in high amounts, does not contribute to hyperactivity, inattention, juvenile delinquency, reductions in cognitive performance, or other behavior problems in children or adults” (Flora & Polenick, 2013, p. 521).
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