Need a reason to skip dessert? Georgia State University scientists found that male rats on high-fructose diets ended up with higher fat levels in their blood and had more trouble navigating a maze. Researchers are now studying female rats, who may act similarly during the low-estrogen point when their periods start. For humans wishing to optimize spatial memory, the researchers suggest consuming fructose from fruits, as opposed to the megadoses in sweets.

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