Effects of sucrose ingestion on the behavior of hyperactive boys.

@article{Wolraich1985EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of sucrose ingestion on the behavior of hyperactive boys.},
  author={Mark L. Wolraich and Richard Milich and Phyllis J. Stumbo and F E Schultz},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={1985},
  volume={106 4},
  pages={
          675-82
        }
}
A challenge design was used in two separate studies to investigate the effects of sucrose ingestion on the behavior and learning of hyperactive boys. In both studies, 16 boys were admitted to a clinical research center for 3 successive days, on each of which they were given a sucrose-free diet. On day 1, baseline levels on the learning tasks were established; on days 2 and 3 a challenge drink of either sucrose 1.75 gm/kg or a placebo (aspartame in equivalent sweetness) was presented, in a… CONTINUE READING
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