As a parent, typing that title was painful. Of course it does. Have you ever seen a kid on Halloween?
Yet the studies say it doesn’t. With the classic quote, “the plural of anecdote is not data”, this video both does a great job of explaining double-blind studies and tells us that the sugar effect is all in our minds.
When kids were given a sugar free drink and parents were told it had sugar, the parents reported that the kids were more hyper. The scientist in me is convinced.
The parent in me is still skeptical…