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Candy Crush: Study Shows Kids Crave Sugar for Biological Reasons

NBC News:

Hearing the familiar jingle of an ice cream truck in the heat of summer may not be the only reason kids constantly crave sweet treats.

Children don’t just like sugar — they are biologically hard-wired to eat it, according to scientist Julie Mennella, a researcher with the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia.

“During periods of growth, they’re attracted to foods that give us calories. In the past, it was fruits: dates, honey,” she said. “Now children are living in environments where sugar’s everywhere.”

Children have “a very exquisite biology that attracts them to the predominant taste quality of mother’s milk, and then to high-calorie foods during periods of growth,” she added.

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