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If your diet consists mainly of doughnuts,soda, and IV bags dripping high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) directly into your veins, chances are you may have problems with acne, being overweight, and the dreaded diabetes. But now scientists have concluded that there may be yet another risk associated with treating sugar like a food group: It may be making you dumber.

Researchers at UCLA trained rats to run a maze before breaking them into groups and changing their diets for six weeks; one group was given HFCS-spiked water, the other got the same beverage plus additional omega-3 fatty acids, which protect against brain cell damage and are found in foods like walnuts, shrimp, salmon, and tuna.

Read more at Modern Man

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