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Fizzy drinks linked to aggression

Postby Ben » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:03 am

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Re: Fizzy drinks linked to aggression

Postby Ben » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:53 am

For sure.
I think the link between excessive video game playing amongst children and teens and anti-social and violent behaviour is well documented. What is interesting, if not that surprising, is the role of sugary and caffeinated soft drinks also have on behaviour in children and teens.
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Postby manas » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:29 am

Hi Ben,
I question who funded the research...because it sounds as though they are implying that the 'diet' versions are in some way safer, when the very opposite is true. Aspartame is neurotoxic. It almost didn't get past the FDA, but Rumsfeld pushed it through. Seriously, refined sugar is bad for you, but at least the body knows what the heck it is...As for aspartame, I wouldn't even give it to a dog, let alone a child. (I love dogs, btw - no denigration of dogs intended!)

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Re: Fizzy drinks linked to aggression

Postby Ben » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:39 am

Greetings Manasikara,
The purported health effects of aspartame is a subject for another thread. And, personally, I won't be convinced of any adverse health effects unless you can produce published peer-reviewed papers and/or meta-study. But again, aspartame's health effects are subject for another thread.

As for who funded the research regardng the original article - I have no idea and I don't think its a particularly relevant question. Having worked in the health services sector, large companies, inc. pharmaceutical companies fund science research all the time - it doesn't mean that they exert pressure on the researchers to produce favourable results. If you feel inclined, feel free to contact the Journal of Injury Prevention or the authors directly:
http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content ... 7.abstract
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Re: Fizzy drinks linked to aggression

Postby Jhana4 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:51 am

I have no doubt this is true. Experts and other people have been saying as much for decades. On the other hand I can't list all of the people who I've had unpleasant interactions with because they were jacked up on too much coffee.
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Well at least the last article was in a relevant discipline. But its just one article and on the basis of an abstract...I'm not convinced.
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Postby robertk » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:41 am

reminds me of that study that found heavily tattoed people were more likely to have motorbike accidents.

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Re: Fizzy drinks linked to aggression

Postby Ytrog » Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:35 am

I drink fizzy drinks (cola mostly, with sugar as I can't stand the taste of aspartame) and game quite a lot. According to some above posts I should be very aggressive. Believe me: I'm not ;)

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