Sugar as Damaging to the Brain as Childhood Abuse?


So there seems to be research suggesting that consumption of sugar is as equally detrimental as early childhood abuse and neglect. Sound extreme? Well, yes, however, that doesn’t mean it’s wrong. And am I researching the negative effects of sugar because I’m having a rough time giving it up? Well, yes, but that’s another story.

Based on an article from, the hippocampus – the area of the brain that involves learning, memory, and information processing – is clearly affected by consumption of sugar. The same damage caused by abuse, neglect, trauma and other early life adversities is what happens to the hippocampus when sugar is consumed excessively. I’d guess too that the combined effects of early life adversity and sugar consumption may be even more damaging.

Okay, I think I’m ready. Bye, sugar.