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Softdrinks Rot Your Teeth And ... Boost Your Memory?

By: Greg Ponesse - Published: Jan 17, 2006 • References: theaustralian.news.au
FIZZY soft drinks may rot your teeth but new research suggests the sugary refreshments also boost the memory.

Contrary to conventional health messages, which have branded the high-sugar drinks as unhealthy, researchers in Scotland found that people who consumed 50g of sugar - just over the amount in one can of soft drink - could boost memory retention by almost one-fifth.

Neuroscientists from Glasgow Caledonian University said the effects might also help combat dementia in the elderly - and might eventually lead to better ways of treating memory problems in old age.