Talk:Sugar rush

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a possible missing Sugar rush disambiguation topic A sugar rush caused by consuming too much sugar/glucose. I have not created the topic, as it requires a page to be linked to (which has not been created yet -or I have not found it-), and if I were to try to create a page, you will get nothing more than the one sentence stub that I have written above, which would propably be useless. [[User:Cs1kh]] (talk) 14:19, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Added link to hyperactivity article, which already has a short paragraph on the belief that sugar causes hyperactivity.--CharlesHBennett (talk) 22:25, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

there may be a lot of subtle issues in the quoted double blind study[edit]

The "scientific double blind" which as quoted in the linked article could have numerous issues. To test this properly I'll detail the circumstances needed. My observations are as follows:

I consumed a great deal of sugar products as a kid and I remember there was no obvious effects that outsider could notice but there was definitely a subtle addictive effect - as in a craving for more sugary products after a while. The addiction comes back very quickly after sugary snacks, and the only cure is to not have any sugary products in the house, if there are any, one can't really resist eating them.

As an adult I have noticed the "rush" also and this was witnessed on a TV show Survivor as well where the adult who was said to be sugar-free for years, consumed various such products on camera and experienced what I remember experiencing after being a month of sugar free and then consuming *Extreme* amounts of sugar (cooking accident). The effects were very similar, unstoppable giggling (I remember giggling for like 5 minutes straight even though I wanted to stop). Though if you just consume the sugar product and don't have some funny thing to initiate the giggling/laughter, then it may not happen - the point is, once it does start, you have no control over it when you are, "intoxicated" with sugar (after being sugar free, if you have sugar in regular diet this is much more unlikely to happen). Of course this goes away quickly but the craving for more sugary products will be there for few days atleast.

So proving this scientifically requires quite a bit of preparation and right circumstances. I doubt the studies so far have gone to such effort. It's also possible some people are more pre-disposed to the sugar effects. Personally I find that I have LESS focus to think through out the day when consuming even tiny amount sugar products, it clouds the thoughts for me but this is extremely subtle and you'd have to be doing some very serious intellectual work to notice this effect. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:14B8:100:2A9:0:0:0:2 (talk) 23:44, 14 December 2012 (UTC)