Are soda drinking teens more hyperactive because of the sugar, caffeine, or preservatives?
Mercury content aside, is high fructose corn syrup worse than table sugar?
Sodium benzoate was also been linked to hyperactivity, which may be one reason a study of 5000 10th graders found soft drink consumption significantly tied to hyperactivity in both male and female teens. Maybe though, it’s just all that sugar. Is that scientific fact or unscientific fiction? Sugar consumption alone does not seem to affect child behavior, according to a new review this year, but soft drinks aren't made with table sugar anymore, they have high fructose corn syrup.
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P. J. Nyman, G. W. Diachenko, G. A. Perfetti, T. P. McNeal, M. H. Hiatt, and K. M. Morehouse. Survey results of benzene in soft drinks and other beverages by headspace gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. J. Agric. Food. Chem., 56(2):571-576, 2008.
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When combined with ascorbic acid in soda, sodium benzoate can form the potent carcinogen benzene
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