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Study suggests candy can reduce brain function

A new study from UCLA suggests that the old "you are what you eat idiom" might be true and that candy might be synonymous with "really dumb." Fernando Gomez-Pinilla—a biology professor at UCLA—says his research shows that binging on soda and candy for six weeks may reduce brain function. The study called for Gomez-Pinilla to train two groups of rats in a maze. Both groups were trained in the maze and fed normal rat food before starting a high-fructose diet. Then, one of the groups was fed omega-3 fatty acids. That group was able to complete the maze much more efficiently after its sugar binge. [CBS News]