A study has revealed that sugar consumption can affect childhood cognition.
The study, which was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, examined the side effects of consuming larger quantities of sugary drinks and foods, focusing on the cognitive development of children whose mothers had too much sugary diets during pregnancy.
The research team posited that pregnant women and new mothers who regularly consumed sugary diets could be jeopardizing their children’s proper development. The study also revealed that there is a possibility that the consumption of excess sugar could be the culprit behind poor childhood cognition.
According to the study, the children whose mothers consumed sugary diets during pregnancy were born with impaired cognitive abilities and speech functions, compared with their peers. Even drinking diet soda instead of regular soda had negative effects on the development of children.