Yes, Sugar Can Make You Dumb was really the headline. The story starts:
“Eating too much sugar can eat away at your brainpower”.
The gist of the story is that in a study released yesterday, two groups of rats were given water laced with HFCS for two weeks. Before starting the sugarfest, they were run through mazes and results taken for their success. Then, one group was given DHA and flaxseed oil and the other was not. Later, they were tested in the mazes again, and Voila… the ones with the Omegas did better. SO, the reporter took this piece of science and made the conclusion “Sugar Can Make You Dumb” for their smashing headline. Hmmm… did the Omegas have anything to do with it?
Look, I’m no great fan of sugar, but, really, is that the story here? Just a quick commentary here on why we must read thoughtfully and with the thinker fully engaged. Another issue I had with this “health” article was that there was NO link at all to the original study. This is another red flag for me personally.
Do you like to read health articles? Do these sorts of things bug you in media?