Why Does Halloween Candy Upset Adult Stomachs?

Halloween is just around the corner, and that’s the perfect time to take a hard look at all the candy, carbs, and sugars associated with the holiday.

This week, we’re going to look at why Halloween candy can be so upsetting to an adult stomach.


When you’re a kid, Halloween means one thing: bags and bags of candy. As a kid, it’s easy to down a pound of the sweet stuff, but most adults would be left with a painful stomach ache the next day. As it turns out, there’s a gene to blame for the onset of adult “candy intolerance.”

Researchers from the Buck Institute of Age Research in California have found the reason why too much sugar can spook an adult’s digestive system. Researchers studied a population of fruit flies and found that the Foxo gene, an insulin transcription responder, turns on and off in younger fruit flies, allowing them to seamlessly adapt to changes in diet.

Older flies, however, aren’t so lucky, and the Foxo gene remains turned on, which disrupts their metabolism. Foxo is found in both flies and humans.

“It was unexpected that a process used to respond to nutritional changes in the young animal becomes deleterious in older animals by being constitutively activated,” says lead researcher Henri Jasper, Ph.D., a professor at the Buck Institute.

Changes in Foxo expression likely occur because of an evolutionary need. Younger organisms require a more adaptable digestive process.

Follow That Candy Bar!

It seems like a cruel gene that would allow kids to eat the sweet stuff but not adults. But in fact, it’s all about the aging digestive system.

After unwrapping a candy bar and taking that first bite (and probably a second, and a third) the sugars in candy go through a dramatic transformation. The candy is mixed with saliva as you chew, and salivary enzymes begin to break down the sugars into smaller units that are easier for your body to digest, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

From there, the candy travels down to the stomach through the esophagus and gastric acid takes over, breaking sugars down even further and hydrating them with water to increase bulk and mobility.

At this point, your candy bar has been transformed into chyme. This slurry of different substances is pushed along through the stomach and out of the pyloric sphincter into the small intestine. Here, most sugars are broken down and absorbed into various parts of the body through a series of transporter systems. Insulin, which is a glucose transporter, is greatly affected by the activity of the Foxo gene.

Insulin Resistance and Diabetes

“Insulin resistance, which results in constitutive Foxo activation, occurs in many tissues of old humans,” Jasper says. “This results in the age-associated increase in the incidence of type 2 diabetes, and it is likely that chronic Foxo activation in intestinal cells also results in metabolic dysfunction in humans.”

Glucose (a simple sugar, or monosaccharide) is the culprit in insulin disorders like diabetes. It is largely absorbed in the small intestine. Glucose is the body’s main fuel source, and when its absorption and regulation is off-kilter, weight gain, inflammation, and a whole host of health horrors can arise.

“[It’s] important to explore why Foxo is continuously activated in old guts. We suspect that environmental stressors—oxidative stress, infection, cell damage—play a role,” Jasper says.

So this Halloween, go out and enjoy the night with the goblins and ghouls, but keep the candy in the bowl for those with younger guts.

Jasper recommends an alternative for those of us with less adaptable guts: “Have fun, but eat lots of fruits and nuts instead of candy.”

490 Comments
  • Coreina Spencer
    Posted at 22:42h, 05 January

    Thanks

  • Tammy Mershon
    Posted at 01:41h, 30 November

    Great information.

  • Harrison H. Ross
    Posted at 17:26h, 23 November

    I guess that’s one of the things that sucks getting older. Very informative!

  • Billie Ridinger
    Posted at 18:06h, 21 November

    Great read

  • Luz Laminoza
    Posted at 18:52h, 19 November

    Thanks

  • Curti skipwith
    Posted at 18:31h, 17 November

    SEE…for years I loved Halloween…but now..not so much…gezz… a holiday where free candy is given away…and I can no longer join in…booo

  • Curti skipwith
    Posted at 18:30h, 17 November

    SEE…for years I loved Halloween…but now..not so much…gezz… a holiday where free candy is given away…and I can no longer join in…booo

  • Robert T Lucas
    Posted at 16:13h, 17 November

    Great info thanks

  • Graciela Esquivel
    Posted at 03:54h, 12 November

    awesome information

  • Annais Ramirez-Velazquez
    Posted at 19:28h, 07 November

    That is great to know.

  • Cheryl Grose
    Posted at 18:13h, 06 November

    Great information

  • Cheryl Grose
    Posted at 18:10h, 06 November

    Good article

  • Ronald E Scholz
    Posted at 15:55h, 06 November

    Interesting to know we share a gene with flies.

  • Terrance Mcgee
    Posted at 15:50h, 06 November

    Thank you for this information.

  • Elisabeth Beinecke
    Posted at 15:13h, 06 November

    great read thank you

  • Nicoletta Agnew
    Posted at 19:16h, 05 November

    Interesting article

  • Jan Callanta
    Posted at 17:57h, 05 November

    Great read

  • Vicky shobe
    Posted at 17:01h, 05 November

    Nice to know

  • Susan Brookes
    Posted at 22:40h, 03 November

    Noticed the past couple years having increased headaches and stomach discomfort after eat sweets. Now I have a better understanding why.

  • Laurie Cardiel
    Posted at 17:02h, 03 November

    Ok

  • Berta Garcia
    Posted at 23:40h, 02 November

    Thanks

  • Leroi Nash
    Posted at 14:28h, 02 November

    Good thing I don’t eat candy much

  • Latroyne Bennifield
    Posted at 11:17h, 02 November

    Never knew

  • Lois Lopez
    Posted at 19:27h, 31 October

    no candy this year!

  • Roger sale moore
    Posted at 10:41h, 31 October

    10 30 2019 thanks alot for information

  • Vicki Butler
    Posted at 07:54h, 31 October

    Good information

  • sharon schwarzkopf
    Posted at 01:06h, 31 October

    Interesting article

  • SONJA REESE
    Posted at 00:45h, 31 October

    I learn something new every week.

  • Joseph Yannetti
    Posted at 20:38h, 30 October

    Thank you for the information!

  • Daphne Mayfield
    Posted at 20:01h, 30 October

    Good information

  • Teresa Wells
    Posted at 19:31h, 30 October

    Good info

  • Portia mbemah
    Posted at 17:15h, 30 October

    Thanks for great information

  • Barbara Lynn Lambert
    Posted at 14:35h, 30 October

    Interesting news.

  • Dorethea Brooks
    Posted at 22:17h, 29 October

    Thanks

  • Chasidy Hill
    Posted at 18:42h, 29 October

    Great info

  • Valerie Chambers
    Posted at 18:23h, 29 October

    Our bellies are not what it use to be and we can’t eat like we did when we were little children

  • Billie Jo Lewis
    Posted at 17:53h, 29 October

    Interesting!

  • Barbara Huff
    Posted at 16:44h, 29 October

    Awesome thanks

  • Daniel Foster
    Posted at 16:39h, 29 October

    Great read.

  • Anisha Jihada Welch
    Posted at 16:39h, 29 October

    Crazy the in depth information you learn from reading these articles

  • April Wickham
    Posted at 16:19h, 29 October

    Thanks for the info

  • Tori Thornsberry
    Posted at 15:51h, 29 October

    Good info

  • Nina Graham
    Posted at 13:54h, 29 October

    Very interesting

  • Pruitt
    Posted at 07:58h, 29 October

    Interesting information

  • Daniel
    Posted at 04:17h, 29 October

    Good stuff to know

  • Alexander Scott
    Posted at 01:17h, 29 October

    Sweet

  • Melissa Dawn Mills
    Posted at 00:28h, 29 October

    Interesting.. Learn something new everyday

  • Tammy White
    Posted at 23:27h, 28 October

    Very interested article

  • Major Reed
    Posted at 21:14h, 28 October

    I’ve been having really bad stomach pains for along time now .Im going back to the doctor soon im going to mention this to my doctor.

  • Amanda McCord
    Posted at 15:24h, 28 October

    Thanks

  • Ernest Campbell
    Posted at 14:08h, 28 October

    Good info

  • Robert Breest
    Posted at 10:43h, 28 October

    Good info

  • Linda S Kohm
    Posted at 19:49h, 27 October

    Interesting

  • Debbie Jenkins
    Posted at 15:16h, 27 October

    Wow great info thank you

  • Lisa Dover
    Posted at 02:22h, 27 October

    Good info!

  • Geraldine G McGrady
    Posted at 00:06h, 27 October

    Good information

  • Bridget Ford
    Posted at 21:31h, 26 October

    Thanks so much!!

  • Kristi Tidwell
    Posted at 16:42h, 26 October

    Good to know

  • Duane Tarrillion
    Posted at 15:44h, 26 October

    That’s all good information thank you

  • Christopher Titla
    Posted at 14:52h, 26 October

    Well, looks like I’m getting stomach aches

  • Paula Shoaf
    Posted at 14:33h, 26 October

    Who knew!

  • Steve Sharp
    Posted at 14:20h, 26 October

    Moderation in ALL things!

  • Chris Barlow
    Posted at 13:10h, 26 October

    Good information

  • Dawn L Cavaliere
    Posted at 13:00h, 26 October

    Darn

  • Kateika Barnes
    Posted at 12:35h, 26 October

    Wow very interesting

  • CARLOS SANTILLANO
    Posted at 02:10h, 26 October

    Interesting read

  • Betty Busey
    Posted at 23:49h, 25 October

    Thanks but not a big fan of candy

  • Samuel
    Posted at 22:42h, 25 October

    That good to no

  • Kimberly Griffies-Edwards
    Posted at 20:58h, 25 October

    Thanks but
    I build year round tolerance by mini pieces everyday

  • Rachelle Jackson
    Posted at 20:25h, 25 October

    Foxo activation occure in tissues of old humans will eat fruit instead of candy

  • Rachelle Jackson
    Posted at 20:21h, 25 October

    Researchers found sugar can spook adults digestive system and aging has a lot to do with eating candy if effect the digestive system

  • Rachelle Jackson
    Posted at 20:18h, 25 October

    Good info on how candy can upset adults stomach as a kid its easy to down candy as an adult sweets can leave you with an upset stomach

  • Carl allen
    Posted at 17:51h, 25 October

    Noooooooo, I love candy!

  • Tiffany Cell
    Posted at 17:41h, 25 October

    Wow! Very interesting. Candy and sweets definitely upset my stomach.

  • Keith Reynolds
    Posted at 17:27h, 25 October

    Thanks for the info

  • Lisa Butruss
    Posted at 15:11h, 25 October

    I am desperately trying to stay away from the Halloween candy this year!

  • Jason gough
    Posted at 14:06h, 25 October

    Interesting…never knew that

  • Lisa Jackson
    Posted at 12:55h, 25 October

    Interesting, they say sugar is more addictive than cocaine.

  • Ramon elorde
    Posted at 11:42h, 25 October

    Good information, will keep that in mind for halloween….

  • Kim Laible
    Posted at 11:29h, 25 October

    Who would have known..interesting!

  • Harrison H. Ross
    Posted at 07:02h, 25 October

    Great information!

  • Brett Carmel
    Posted at 01:44h, 25 October

    Ty

  • Matthew Lozano
    Posted at 23:40h, 24 October

    Thanks

  • Tyrone Judge II
    Posted at 23:13h, 24 October

    Never heard of such a thing but I also don’t eat candy to the point that my stomach would hurt.

  • Jackie Messenger
    Posted at 23:08h, 24 October

    Thank you!

  • Aneta Tinkle
    Posted at 21:28h, 24 October

    Thanks

  • Meurly
    Posted at 21:03h, 24 October

    Thanks

  • Miranda
    Posted at 20:31h, 24 October

    I love my candy

  • Vicki Koch
    Posted at 20:26h, 24 October

    Good information.

  • Cheikh Fall
    Posted at 19:07h, 24 October

    Thanks

  • Ryan Nordstrom
    Posted at 18:36h, 24 October

    Excellent!

  • Tuwanna Moss
    Posted at 17:49h, 24 October

    Love , great info

  • Melissa Ray
    Posted at 17:44h, 24 October

    Good article

  • Christopher Young
    Posted at 16:50h, 24 October

    Great info

  • Brad Cheek
    Posted at 16:35h, 24 October

    Good to know. .

  • Jennifer Gregis
    Posted at 16:33h, 24 October

    I have never heard of this before.. thank you.

  • Jay Stafford
    Posted at 14:59h, 24 October

    Good Information!

  • Jay Stafford
    Posted at 14:58h, 24 October

    Good Info!

  • Craig Clayton
    Posted at 12:42h, 24 October

    Surprising information. Good to know. Thanks

  • Curtis Johnson
    Posted at 12:32h, 24 October

    Great information

  • Janet Watson
    Posted at 12:10h, 24 October

    Thanks

  • Stacey Jones
    Posted at 07:06h, 24 October

    Very informative. Thank you.

  • Daniel
    Posted at 04:22h, 24 October

    Good

  • Patricia Amburgey
    Posted at 04:08h, 24 October

    Wish I could eat a pillowcase full

  • Hazel Spence
    Posted at 03:47h, 24 October

    I love Chocolate,, but i eat in moderation, thanks fo the info.

  • Hazel Spence
    Posted at 03:43h, 24 October

    I love Chocolate, but i eat in moderation, great info.

  • Maximo Narvaez JR
    Posted at 02:55h, 24 October

    Good to know

  • Yolanda Conner
    Posted at 00:53h, 24 October

    Thanks

  • Salena Gant
    Posted at 00:32h, 24 October

    Interesting. Something to chew on.

  • Trista Bates
    Posted at 00:31h, 24 October

    Thanks

  • Michael Jones
    Posted at 23:49h, 23 October

    Thanks for the info

  • Bret A Kinsey
    Posted at 23:13h, 23 October

    Thanks

  • mitchell macarthur
    Posted at 23:10h, 23 October

    everything in moderation

  • David P Montoya
    Posted at 21:43h, 23 October

    But I LOVE chocolate.

  • Erin Colley
    Posted at 21:10h, 23 October

    Good to know! Maybe I can stay out of it this year!!! Lol!

  • Larry Singleton
    Posted at 21:09h, 23 October

    Great

  • Daphne Mayfield
    Posted at 21:00h, 23 October

    That explains why my stomach gets upset after eating sugary food.

  • Bridget Ford
    Posted at 20:59h, 23 October

    Thanks

  • Daniel Decker
    Posted at 20:35h, 23 October

    Yeah not really an issue for me as I eat low carb diet. So these sugar disasters are not crossing my lips.

  • Victoria Martinez
    Posted at 20:31h, 23 October

    Thank you good information

  • Chris Mouser
    Posted at 19:58h, 23 October

    Makes me wanna go eat a candy bar!

  • Gwen Cullens
    Posted at 19:49h, 23 October

    Thanks very helpful

  • Marie Gonzalez
    Posted at 19:34h, 23 October

    Have been very lucky that chocolate does not bother me. Thanks for info.

  • Kimberly Smith
    Posted at 18:56h, 23 October

    Thanks

  • Amy Swift
    Posted at 18:08h, 23 October

    Wow

  • Irma Trahan
    Posted at 18:02h, 23 October

    Too much sugar intake

  • Chandra Martinez
    Posted at 17:58h, 23 October

    I will try to eat less candy this year lol!

  • HEATHER THOMPSON
    Posted at 17:36h, 23 October

    Interesting

  • Angelia Delma
    Posted at 16:37h, 23 October

    Hmm… I love chocolate
    So that’s why I feel sick
    Thanks

  • LAURA TITCH
    Posted at 16:01h, 23 October

    Wow that is interesting thank you

  • Jennifer Heim
    Posted at 15:59h, 23 October

    I hate that! I love Candy even though you know it’s bad for you.

  • Sheriff Vernon Morris
    Posted at 15:58h, 23 October

    Great

  • Heather H
    Posted at 15:56h, 23 October

    Wow! This explains alot!!

  • Kathryn May
    Posted at 15:32h, 23 October

    I have no problems as an adult eating candy bars every now and then. I don’t do it in excess of course..

  • Vicki Rogan
    Posted at 14:18h, 23 October

    Thank you. I’m in my 60’s and have no problem with digestion with candy. I eat a lot of candy. Enjoying it now I may pay for it later. Good info for others

  • Holly Michelle Green
    Posted at 13:59h, 23 October

    Interesting info.
    Thanks

  • Renee Livingston
    Posted at 13:44h, 23 October

    Thanks

  • Cynthia Walter
    Posted at 13:33h, 23 October

    It is the sugar

  • Toni Grimm
    Posted at 12:23h, 23 October

    Crazy!!

  • Lori Lynn Barbieri
    Posted at 12:19h, 23 October

    good to know

  • Annette Skoeries
    Posted at 12:02h, 23 October

    Good read

  • Bill McGee
    Posted at 11:43h, 23 October

    Even though this was an interesting article it really doesn’t pertain to me. I do eat a lot of fruit but I’m not much on sweets.

  • Beth Britton
    Posted at 11:31h, 23 October

    I had no clue that sweets caused issued. Good information. Thank you!

  • Robin Thomas
    Posted at 10:55h, 23 October

    Wow! Very interesting!

  • Kathleen massara
    Posted at 10:49h, 23 October

    Thank you

  • Michael Holloman
    Posted at 09:53h, 23 October

    Good information

  • Scott Harden
    Posted at 07:50h, 23 October

    Read

  • Barbra tan
    Posted at 06:17h, 23 October

    Ok

  • Courtney Sipe
    Posted at 05:48h, 23 October

    I get that it sugar is worse for adults, but I’m still going to eat some chocolate every now and again

  • JOHN S TORRES
    Posted at 05:08h, 23 October

    I love to eat chocolate. It does not bother my stomach at all.

  • Toni Bullitt
    Posted at 03:55h, 23 October

    True the digestive system changes as we mature in life. I still love a Krackle bar every now & then.

  • Evelyn Randall
    Posted at 03:29h, 23 October

    Thank you, for the sweet article

  • Andrew Ickes
    Posted at 03:20h, 23 October

    Thank you for the information!

  • Andrew Ickes
    Posted at 03:18h, 23 October

    I sure love chocolate!

  • Matthew Boyd
    Posted at 02:40h, 23 October

    Great article

  • Yvonne Lees
    Posted at 02:01h, 23 October

    Thank you.

  • Amanda Archer
    Posted at 01:29h, 23 October

    O-Nice

  • Melinda
    Posted at 00:55h, 23 October

    Thank you

  • Valentina Washington
    Posted at 00:30h, 23 October

    I love candy but i will eat fruit this year

  • Todd Wallace
    Posted at 00:30h, 23 October

    Good to know.

  • Debra Gibson
    Posted at 00:28h, 23 October

    Good Informaiton.

  • Sharon K Coleman
    Posted at 00:25h, 23 October

    Thank you

  • paula richardet
    Posted at 00:18h, 23 October

    read

  • MBruce
    Posted at 00:18h, 23 October

    The Foxo gene! Who knew? Thanks so much for this great info!

  • Wanda Rasch
    Posted at 23:54h, 22 October

    Unfortunately i love chocolate.. This was very interesting information. I need to limit the sugars for sure .

  • Sedrick King
    Posted at 23:39h, 22 October

    Sugar is bad for all ages groups!

  • Peggy Herrlein
    Posted at 23:32h, 22 October

    Sweet info

  • Andrew a Harpster
    Posted at 23:30h, 22 October

    Good article!

  • Brenda lane
    Posted at 23:30h, 22 October

    Good to know

  • Marissa Mijares
    Posted at 23:26h, 22 October

    I’m not really a candy person.. I’m not in to sweet stuff like cake or dessert, ice cream very seldom, once a month maybe 2 months without sweets… that’s why I stopped celebrating Halloween, giving away lots of candies/chocolates coz I don’t want to add more health problems to the little ones,it’s fun but in the long run it builds up and become a disease!!!! So this is a great infos!!

  • Breana Smith
    Posted at 23:19h, 22 October

    Chocolate is my weakness

  • PAM Wells
    Posted at 22:53h, 22 October

    Very interesting article, so much I didn’t know about csndy

  • Edward Coan
    Posted at 22:38h, 22 October

    Struggling with weight loss, I’ve had the most success by reducing carbs, and an occasional chocolate bar,and started getting upset stomach pain. Thanks for revealing the source of my trouble. I started to think that I was suffering from the lower carb intake. Thanks again.

  • Mary Jane Ford
    Posted at 22:38h, 22 October

    Thanks

  • Mary Jane Ford
    Posted at 22:37h, 22 October

    Thanks

  • Judy James
    Posted at 22:34h, 22 October

    Thank you

  • Charles Higgins
    Posted at 22:34h, 22 October

    No candy for me I am on a diet

  • Judy James
    Posted at 22:33h, 22 October

    Thank you

  • Margaret Hamlin
    Posted at 22:26h, 22 October

    I don’t eat a lot of candy.

  • Randy Hines
    Posted at 22:16h, 22 October

    Thank you

  • JANETTE BONNER
    Posted at 22:05h, 22 October

    THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION

  • Ftran
    Posted at 21:59h, 22 October

    Hmmmm interesting. I can now explain to my dad why he gets an upset stomach after eating peanut butter cups.

  • Jennifer G Chavarria
    Posted at 21:51h, 22 October

    this is great information but Candy is so delicious

  • Kathy Brown
    Posted at 21:49h, 22 October

    Thang u

  • Reginald Williams
    Posted at 21:46h, 22 October

    Good info didn’t know that

  • Jacquelyn Wallace Lawrence
    Posted at 21:42h, 22 October

    Love cotton candy
    Good information thanks

  • Bernard Clemmer
    Posted at 21:41h, 22 October

    Good info

  • Mary ann Baker
    Posted at 21:38h, 22 October

    Thank you good information to know

  • CRESIDA D HAYWOOD
    Posted at 21:27h, 22 October

    Thanks for this information

  • CRESIDA D HAYWOOD
    Posted at 21:25h, 22 October

    Thank you for this information

  • Martha Shepard
    Posted at 21:02h, 22 October

    You learn something new everyday. Thanks for the information.

  • Barbara Czarnik
    Posted at 20:57h, 22 October

    Thank you

  • Janette douglad
    Posted at 20:56h, 22 October

    Posted 16:53 October 22..Janette Douglas

  • David Campbell
    Posted at 20:55h, 22 October

    Yummy yummy yummy. Need more candy in my tummy!

  • Joseph Francisco
    Posted at 20:52h, 22 October

    Thank you

  • Carol bolling
    Posted at 20:50h, 22 October

    Good read

  • Mike Garner
    Posted at 20:41h, 22 October

    Good read. ..thanks

  • Alexander Broderick
    Posted at 20:37h, 22 October

    dang didn’t know that… well I guess this has to be noted as well for future reference. (for me at least)

  • Deb lougheed
    Posted at 20:21h, 22 October

    Thank you.

  • Cynthia Gustin
    Posted at 20:17h, 22 October

    Thanks good info

  • sharon smith
    Posted at 20:14h, 22 October

    Thanks for the info

  • Scott DePriest
    Posted at 20:12h, 22 October

    Interesting!

  • Anthony Miosi
    Posted at 20:09h, 22 October

    One piece of candy is what I limit myself to and I get no tummy aches

  • Desmond Williams
    Posted at 20:09h, 22 October

    Good info

  • Bernadette Kniffin
    Posted at 20:06h, 22 October

    Thanks! No Candy!!

  • Michelle Sowder
    Posted at 19:58h, 22 October

    Ok

  • Donna Vaughn
    Posted at 19:58h, 22 October

    Very informative article

  • Jonathan Upholz
    Posted at 19:55h, 22 October

    Thanks!

  • Larry Jackson
    Posted at 19:54h, 22 October

    Sugar is the enemy. Thanks

  • Darlene Melvin
    Posted at 19:54h, 22 October

    Thank. Good information

  • Christine Loveland
    Posted at 19:51h, 22 October

    Guess I’ll cut down this year

  • Cynthia Rolik
    Posted at 19:51h, 22 October

    This is so true for me. I love chocolate for example but too much really hurts the tummy.

  • Tonya Countryman
    Posted at 19:44h, 22 October

    Great information and timing to share.

  • Sheri Cherry
    Posted at 19:42h, 22 October

    Thank u for sharing

  • Sandra Walls Evans
    Posted at 19:36h, 22 October

    Thanks for this information!!! I Love Chocolate

  • Shawn Bell
    Posted at 19:31h, 22 October

    Good info thanks.

  • Marc Bojan
    Posted at 19:25h, 22 October

    Great article. I always wondered why one would get an upset stpomach after eating a lot of candy. Now we know 🙂

  • Donna Steelman
    Posted at 19:19h, 22 October

    ok well that is that!

  • Dan Robertson
    Posted at 19:18h, 22 October

    I still love chocolate, thanks for the info

  • ,Curtis Mackey
    Posted at 19:08h, 22 October

    Thanks

  • Lori
    Posted at 18:56h, 22 October

    with all the other “fun” changes that happen as we age, this one seems almost like a cruel joke. Good marketing strategy for M&Ms if they wanted to target seniors…..eat 2-3 pieces and save the rest of the snack-size package for the following week.

  • Guy Chad Palermo
    Posted at 18:55h, 22 October

    Hmmm….I believe this article was conspired by children to keep parents away from their Halloween haul….just sayin’.

  • Donnie Thomas
    Posted at 18:51h, 22 October

    read

  • Neneth Rubio
    Posted at 18:51h, 22 October

    Thank you

  • Mary Williams
    Posted at 18:49h, 22 October

    Thank you. Helpful article

  • Yvonne
    Posted at 18:48h, 22 October

    Great article

  • ROBERT PRIEBE
    Posted at 18:47h, 22 October

    Thanks

  • Antonio Cazares Jr.
    Posted at 18:44h, 22 October

    Good info

  • John w
    Posted at 18:32h, 22 October

    ,

  • Luis Rueda
    Posted at 18:27h, 22 October

    ok ! 🙂

  • Darryl Young
    Posted at 18:18h, 22 October

    Thanks, good info.

  • Cheryl Grose
    Posted at 18:12h, 22 October

    Good information

  • Eric Leiweke
    Posted at 18:10h, 22 October

    Wow

  • Ben Poitevint
    Posted at 18:01h, 22 October

    Thanks good info

  • Ron Dotson
    Posted at 17:59h, 22 October

    This is a fact can’t eat alot of sweets anymore.

  • Jennifer Kokta
    Posted at 17:56h, 22 October

    It is amazing how this Was discovered. I enjoyed this article very much and I plan to share with others thank you

  • Joe Drake
    Posted at 17:54h, 22 October

    thanks

  • Ali ben abdallah
    Posted at 17:49h, 22 October

    thank you for the info.

  • Claribel Jimenez
    Posted at 17:44h, 22 October

    Thank you for the information

  • Jacqueline DiCandilo
    Posted at 17:43h, 22 October

    Thank you for the information

  • Missy Doty
    Posted at 17:40h, 22 October

    THANKS

  • Bunny Steelman
    Posted at 17:37h, 22 October

    Wow

  • Vicki Sewell
    Posted at 17:37h, 22 October

    Read

  • Robin Moran
    Posted at 17:35h, 22 October

    Thank you, just in time for Halloween!

  • Kelly Wright
    Posted at 17:35h, 22 October

    I love candy

  • Leo Grajales
    Posted at 17:32h, 22 October

    Got it

  • Tan Chan Ng
    Posted at 17:31h, 22 October

    Okay,
    Go Halloween with the kids, and don’t fight with them for candy. It is not good for adults.
    Thanks for great information.

  • Elizabeth L Bixler
    Posted at 17:31h, 22 October

    Good information

  • Gerald Schumer
    Posted at 17:27h, 22 October

    🙂

  • Zachary Stivers
    Posted at 17:24h, 22 October

    Who needs candy bars when you have gummy worms….

  • Julissa Rojas
    Posted at 17:22h, 22 October

    Helpful

  • Anthony Townsend
    Posted at 17:18h, 22 October

    Thank you, good information to know

  • Tamatha Hetrick
    Posted at 17:15h, 22 October

    Thanks

  • Kathryn Reiman
    Posted at 17:14h, 22 October

    Good article.
    Thank you.

  • Shellyanne Rushdan
    Posted at 17:14h, 22 October

    Thank you

  • Idella Brown
    Posted at 17:13h, 22 October

    Great information to know.

  • Ester Pelayo Martínez
    Posted at 17:13h, 22 October

    Sounds interesting

  • Ester Pelayo Martínez
    Posted at 17:13h, 22 October

    Read it

  • Laurie Christensen
    Posted at 17:13h, 22 October

    Some interesting info. Thank you.

  • Deborah Pina
    Posted at 17:11h, 22 October

    Great info..

  • Hunter G
    Posted at 17:06h, 22 October

    Thank you

  • Crystal Cool
    Posted at 17:06h, 22 October

    Very interesting. Thank you

  • Lawrence Garcia
    Posted at 17:03h, 22 October

    Thank you very interesting read!

  • Nicole Adams
    Posted at 17:01h, 22 October

    I have switched from a sweets girl to a more salty savory one as I have gotten older. Interesting.

  • Don Harlow
    Posted at 16:59h, 22 October

    No candy for me! Thanks!

  • Luther guy Morgan Jr
    Posted at 16:57h, 22 October

    Good information thank you

  • Tim Groves
    Posted at 16:56h, 22 October
  • David Beavers
    Posted at 16:51h, 22 October

    Good Info, Thanks!

  • Joe Hardin
    Posted at 16:48h, 22 October

    Very educational information.

  • Fabiola Sargeant
    Posted at 16:45h, 22 October

    Good info thanks!

  • Jacqueline chery
    Posted at 16:45h, 22 October

    Thank you for the advice

  • Robin McCoy
    Posted at 16:42h, 22 October

    very informative information

  • Araceli Dominguez
    Posted at 16:41h, 22 October

    Thank you good information

  • pranav kumar pravin
    Posted at 16:40h, 22 October

    Ty

  • Ben lane
    Posted at 16:37h, 22 October

    Yeah this is why I don’t like anything too sweet because I associate it with a painful tummy

  • Elena Marquetti
    Posted at 16:35h, 22 October

    I don’t eat chocolate or candy so I’m safe

  • Titus Francis
    Posted at 16:34h, 22 October

    Lol. Good information.

  • Joyce Williams
    Posted at 16:33h, 22 October

    Good to know i can’t eat candy

  • Vernon Morris
    Posted at 16:29h, 22 October

    Great

  • Melanie Duncan
    Posted at 16:24h, 22 October

    thank you

  • Stephanie Runions
    Posted at 16:22h, 22 October
  • Gayle Shelton
    Posted at 16:22h, 22 October

    Interesting article

  • Joanne Strauss
    Posted at 16:20h, 22 October

    Fruits and nuts over candy for me. Very informative.

  • Marietta Bailey
    Posted at 16:20h, 22 October

    Good to know

  • Amanda Shows
    Posted at 16:19h, 22 October

    Happy Halloween

  • Edith Manlapid
    Posted at 16:19h, 22 October

    Informative article. Thanks

  • Darrin Overson
    Posted at 16:17h, 22 October

    Lets not eat candy for Halloween.

  • Erica
    Posted at 16:17h, 22 October

    Interesting

  • Nigeria Johnston
    Posted at 16:17h, 22 October

    I love Halloween candy ..

  • Renea Wooten
    Posted at 16:16h, 22 October

    Love it

  • Katie Cobb
    Posted at 16:15h, 22 October

    Thanks

  • Elizabethwerner
    Posted at 16:14h, 22 October

    Thank for the article. I wonder if this a concrete study or just a correlation?

  • Alba garcia
    Posted at 16:13h, 22 October

    Wow no more candy for me

  • Dallas Furr
    Posted at 16:13h, 22 October

    Thanks

  • Laurie Lierman
    Posted at 16:10h, 22 October

    Good article. Thanks !

  • Gustavo Garcia
    Posted at 16:08h, 22 October

    No more candy for me

  • ELBERT MYLES
    Posted at 16:06h, 22 October

    Thanks to God this is good

  • Julie Moore
    Posted at 16:06h, 22 October

    Ty

  • Beulah Cormier
    Posted at 16:06h, 22 October

    Interesting

  • Jonathan Bryant
    Posted at 16:04h, 22 October

    Makes me want a snickers bar right now. Just kidding.

  • Louise Touchstone
    Posted at 16:02h, 22 October

    Lol we were compared to a fruit Fly I feel lucky I can eat chocolate everyday with no problems.

  • Jami D Yarger
    Posted at 16:01h, 22 October

    Interesting. Thanks

  • Esperanza andal
    Posted at 15:58h, 22 October

    Interesting. Good info

  • Alondra Hernández
    Posted at 15:56h, 22 October

    Good article ! Thank you

  • Leasa Bowman
    Posted at 15:54h, 22 October

    Interesting…thank you!

  • Mary Ella Johnson
    Posted at 15:53h, 22 October
  • Larry Heald
    Posted at 15:51h, 22 October

    Got it. I need to cut back.

  • KEITH fletcher
    Posted at 15:48h, 22 October

    Good to know

  • Ramiro Samayoa
    Posted at 15:47h, 22 October

    Good article

  • Earrol Gooding
    Posted at 15:46h, 22 October

    Wow getting older means you have to get smarter and know what you put in your body

  • Jim
    Posted at 15:44h, 22 October

    I guess I will eat 3 less Twix bars this Halloween and stick with celery stick and baby carrots. Science takes the fun out of being an adult. Booooooo ughhhhhhh!

  • N Celeste May
    Posted at 15:44h, 22 October

    Great article

  • Steven Abrams
    Posted at 15:42h, 22 October

    Good info

  • Amy Kirkessner
    Posted at 15:42h, 22 October

    I love Chocolate Candy, Hope I never have any issues with eating it.

  • Samantha Roberts
    Posted at 15:42h, 22 October

    Ugh love chocolate

  • Debbie Becerra
    Posted at 15:42h, 22 October

    thank you for info

  • Lyndsay Myers
    Posted at 15:41h, 22 October

    Thank you

  • Beatrice Lee
    Posted at 15:40h, 22 October

    Thank you

  • Beth A Smith
    Posted at 15:40h, 22 October

    Very interesting article

  • Leasa Albanese
    Posted at 15:39h, 22 October

    thanks

  • Kara Lavey
    Posted at 15:38h, 22 October

    Thx for the information!

  • Kimberly Fleming
    Posted at 15:38h, 22 October

    I love chocolate anytime!

  • Sherri Stoltzfus
    Posted at 15:38h, 22 October

    Thank you

  • Martha Hetzel
    Posted at 15:37h, 22 October

    Thank you

  • Jessica Ruiz
    Posted at 15:36h, 22 October

    Thanks

  • tommy
    Posted at 15:35h, 22 October

    great info

  • Rowena Swing
    Posted at 15:33h, 22 October

    Thanks for the heads up

  • Daphne Jackson
    Posted at 15:32h, 22 October

    Thanks for the info

  • Aaron Ramey
    Posted at 15:32h, 22 October

    Thank you

  • Jean Farrell
    Posted at 15:32h, 22 October

    Very helpful information. Thank you.

  • Debra Dillon
    Posted at 15:31h, 22 October

    Good to know!

  • thomas schulz
    Posted at 15:30h, 22 October

    good to know

  • Janice Pettit
    Posted at 15:29h, 22 October

    Good info

  • Zachary Mouzakis
    Posted at 15:28h, 22 October

    Never been a big candy guy anyway. But thanks for info

  • Norman Dyer
    Posted at 15:28h, 22 October

    Will keep the candy an thank you for the great information

  • shelia Harris
    Posted at 15:28h, 22 October

    Thanks. No sweets here

  • TIFFANY
    Posted at 15:28h, 22 October

    Thanks

  • Jimmy Thompson
    Posted at 15:27h, 22 October

    OK

  • Tara Meyers
    Posted at 15:26h, 22 October

    Interesting

  • Steven Jackson
    Posted at 15:26h, 22 October

    Wow thanks

  • Marcus Brooks
    Posted at 15:25h, 22 October

    Try to endulge with moderation during Halloween time

  • Mariana Dominguez
    Posted at 15:25h, 22 October

    Awww

  • Jennifer Rice
    Posted at 15:25h, 22 October

    Thank you!

  • Peggy
    Posted at 15:25h, 22 October

    Good read but I still love candy

  • Mandy Johnson
    Posted at 15:24h, 22 October

    Good information

  • Guadalupe Monroy
    Posted at 15:24h, 22 October

    Ty

  • Mandy Johnson
    Posted at 15:23h, 22 October

    Good information

  • Jason Zoellner
    Posted at 15:23h, 22 October
  • Ricky sutton
    Posted at 15:22h, 22 October

    Good read

  • Mel Epelle
    Posted at 15:22h, 22 October

    Yea, but very irresistible during Halloween period…

  • Patti s
    Posted at 15:22h, 22 October

    Very informative I usually don’t eat candy bars unless sugar is low and juice or food is not available

  • Scott Milhous
    Posted at 15:20h, 22 October

    Good to know

  • Kathryn Condolff
    Posted at 15:20h, 22 October

    I didn’t know that

  • Sandra Schreiber
    Posted at 15:20h, 22 October

    Interesting article

  • Darryl Briones
    Posted at 15:20h, 22 October

    Ty

  • Patricia Ann sifuentes
    Posted at 15:20h, 22 October

    Interesting

  • Lynette Vai
    Posted at 15:20h, 22 October

    TY

  • Susan G Townsend
    Posted at 15:19h, 22 October

    I had no idea. This is good information.

  • Nicklas Armor
    Posted at 15:19h, 22 October

    Good to know

  • Stephanie Arnett
    Posted at 15:19h, 22 October

    Thank you! Good info!

  • Teresa Dickson
    Posted at 15:19h, 22 October

    Great article! Thanks

  • Gary Garcia
    Posted at 15:19h, 22 October

    Great article! Ty

  • Elisabeth Beinecke
    Posted at 15:18h, 22 October

    Great read

  • Tim Ratliff
    Posted at 15:18h, 22 October

    Good info

  • Jasmine sterling
    Posted at 15:17h, 22 October

    Check ! But in moderation.

  • So ya begay
    Posted at 15:17h, 22 October

    Thanks for the info

  • Brandy Chandler
    Posted at 15:16h, 22 October

    Great article

  • Michelle Limes
    Posted at 15:16h, 22 October

    Ty

  • Kerri Parris
    Posted at 15:16h, 22 October

    Great info

  • Brett Shortell
    Posted at 15:15h, 22 October

    Good to know

  • Jolene B Bohannon
    Posted at 15:15h, 22 October

    Ty

  • Christina Woodfork
    Posted at 15:15h, 22 October

    Good Article… I still love Kit Kat’s lol

  • Elizabeth Ward
    Posted at 15:14h, 22 October

    In moderation

  • Christine Owsley
    Posted at 15:14h, 22 October

    Good info

  • Cynthia Alexander
    Posted at 15:14h, 22 October

    Check

  • David Ruesler
    Posted at 15:14h, 22 October

    Good info

  • Mark stack
    Posted at 15:13h, 22 October

    Thanks

  • Aaryn Crosby
    Posted at 15:13h, 22 October

    Ty

  • Hope Wittenbrink
    Posted at 15:12h, 22 October

    Thank you for the info

  • Lauren Bako
    Posted at 15:12h, 22 October

    TY

  • Scott McDavid
    Posted at 15:11h, 22 October

    interesting!

  • Tonja Johnson
    Posted at 15:11h, 22 October

    I don’t eat Halloween candy.

  • Tina richmond
    Posted at 15:11h, 22 October

    Lolol, thank you!

  • Tara Bryant
    Posted at 15:10h, 22 October

    Very informative!

  • Brenda L Nicholson
    Posted at 15:10h, 22 October

    Good information will pass this on to my husband

  • Cherylene Hammer
    Posted at 15:10h, 22 October

    Oh no I love sweets.

  • Jenna Fellows
    Posted at 15:09h, 22 October

    Interesting

  • Sharon Glenn
    Posted at 15:09h, 22 October

    Great info

  • Reuben Berry
    Posted at 15:09h, 22 October

    Great information!

  • Sharon Glenn
    Posted at 15:08h, 22 October

    Great article

  • alberto velez
    Posted at 15:08h, 22 October

    Thanks for the information

  • Angela Tipps
    Posted at 15:08h, 22 October

    Explains my slow intolerance for sweets

  • Donald Carter
    Posted at 15:06h, 22 October

    Thanks for that information.! now for a candy bar!

  • Kathie McDonald
    Posted at 15:06h, 22 October

    Thank you!

  • Genefrey Gantioqui
    Posted at 15:06h, 22 October

    Thank you

  • TRISH BOWMAN
    Posted at 15:05h, 22 October

    THANKS FOR THE INFO

  • Daniel Foster
    Posted at 15:05h, 22 October

    Great read

  • Steve plum
    Posted at 15:04h, 22 October

    Good info

  • James Hoit
    Posted at 15:04h, 22 October

    Noooooooooooooooooo.. This is not fair.

  • Robert Norris
    Posted at 15:03h, 22 October

    Good to know! No kit-kats for me!

  • Val Rensink
    Posted at 15:02h, 22 October

    Yikes what you learn with this stuff.

  • Jennifer Wiley
    Posted at 15:02h, 22 October

    good information

  • Angela Davis
    Posted at 15:02h, 22 October

    Thanks.

  • Stephanie Goff
    Posted at 15:01h, 22 October

    ok

  • Joanne Allen
    Posted at 15:00h, 22 October

    Thank you!

  • Pat Adams
    Posted at 14:59h, 22 October

    Interesting

  • Crystal moore
    Posted at 14:59h, 22 October

    Dang. Good to know!

  • Anthony Carl hudson
    Posted at 14:59h, 22 October

    Good info

  • Sarah
    Posted at 14:58h, 22 October

    .

  • Brad Martin
    Posted at 14:57h, 22 October

    Just can’t eat the the things I used to. Informative article.

  • Robert Newbold
    Posted at 14:56h, 22 October

    Great Thanks!

  • Tammy S Rife
    Posted at 14:56h, 22 October

    Good info

  • Nicole
    Posted at 14:55h, 22 October

    interesting- but still not giving up chocolate……

  • Angela M Watson
    Posted at 14:53h, 22 October

    Thank you very helpful

  • Kim Hetrick
    Posted at 14:51h, 22 October

    Oh to be a kid again! Thanks for the info!

  • Lacy bridges
    Posted at 14:51h, 22 October

    Thank

  • Jonathan Corpuz
    Posted at 14:50h, 22 October

    Thanks good info.

  • Gina Mendoza
    Posted at 14:50h, 22 October

    Good read

  • Melissa Gilligan
    Posted at 14:50h, 22 October
  • Nathan Traylor
    Posted at 14:49h, 22 October

    Interesting. Good to know

  • Jonathan Corpuz
    Posted at 14:48h, 22 October

    Helpful

  • Amy Turner
    Posted at 14:46h, 22 October

    Very interesting and helpful

  • Boo Fields
    Posted at 14:45h, 22 October

    Very interesting! This explains why chocolate doesn’t sit as well with me as it did when I was younger.

  • Priscilla Mills
    Posted at 14:43h, 22 October

    Excess of anything is always bad. Good Information

  • Ralph Monsivais
    Posted at 14:41h, 22 October

    Good information ,Ty

  • Caroline Yacoub
    Posted at 14:40h, 22 October

    Thanks j

  • Kelly Pitts
    Posted at 14:38h, 22 October

    Good information. Thank you.

  • LANA nicole Brady
    Posted at 14:38h, 22 October

    Thank you.

  • Ruste Harvell
    Posted at 14:38h, 22 October

    But!!!

  • Amber Cummings
    Posted at 14:37h, 22 October

    Thank you

  • Jeanne wilson
    Posted at 14:37h, 22 October

    Really good information

  • Leticia Garcia
    Posted at 14:37h, 22 October

    Good info….I love chocolate

  • Hyeim Cho
    Posted at 14:37h, 22 October

    Thanks

  • Justin Part
    Posted at 14:36h, 22 October

    THANKS

  • Amy Burleson
    Posted at 14:36h, 22 October

    Very interesting

  • Michael
    Posted at 14:36h, 22 October

    Moderation is good.

  • Maranda Rusk
    Posted at 14:35h, 22 October

    Thanks

  • Tommy Rose
    Posted at 14:35h, 22 October

    We have a huge bowl always full at my shop. So hard not to eat any.

  • Susan
    Posted at 14:35h, 22 October

    k

  • mary aurelio
    Posted at 14:35h, 22 October

    Very helpful

  • Angelic watson
    Posted at 14:35h, 22 October

    Great information

  • Shelly johnston
    Posted at 14:32h, 22 October

    Good information

  • E.C.
    Posted at 14:30h, 22 October

    Good to know

  • Carlotta Cassa
    Posted at 14:30h, 22 October

    This article is very informative

  • Terry Clark
    Posted at 14:30h, 22 October

    Don’t eat candy, it’s from the devil!

  • Amanda Carter
    Posted at 14:30h, 22 October

    Interesting!

  • Irma Trahan
    Posted at 14:29h, 22 October

    Information was helpful so I can pass it on

  • Mark Anthony Palacios
    Posted at 14:29h, 22 October

    Thank you

  • Kaitlyn Herrington
    Posted at 14:29h, 22 October

    This is why we try to avoid a lot of sweets year round.

  • James Carter
    Posted at 14:29h, 22 October

    Thanks!

  • Felicia Garnett
    Posted at 14:28h, 22 October

    Informative as I work towards eliminating sugar from my eating plans.

  • Thomas M Gavin
    Posted at 14:28h, 22 October

    Great info , but I really do love chocolate.

  • Lien Chau Phan
    Posted at 14:28h, 22 October

    Great read

  • Brittany Short
    Posted at 14:27h, 22 October

    Thank you

  • Mary muniu
    Posted at 14:27h, 22 October

    Very interesting information

  • Brenda Gauthier
    Posted at 14:27h, 22 October

    Take probiotics and eliminate the candy. Gut health is very important.

  • Irma Trahan
    Posted at 14:27h, 22 October

    We as adults eat more than we should.

  • Steven Myers
    Posted at 14:26h, 22 October

    Everything in moderation….Right side Twix Rules!

  • Shelby York
    Posted at 14:26h, 22 October

    ThNk you

  • Wykesha Carroll
    Posted at 14:26h, 22 October

    Helpful tips

  • Melody middletonthank you
    Posted at 14:26h, 22 October

    Thanks

  • Carla Jones
    Posted at 14:26h, 22 October

    Thank you

  • Donna Taliaferro
    Posted at 14:25h, 22 October

    Thanks

  • Victor Montgomery
    Posted at 14:25h, 22 October

    As a long time sufferer of the diabeetus, this article was great. Belly aches are trash.

  • Teresa Williams
    Posted at 14:25h, 22 October

    helpful

  • Brandi Tucker
    Posted at 14:25h, 22 October

    It is my ability to stop that has shut off

  • Brian K Gibbs
    Posted at 14:25h, 22 October

    Good information!

  • Rachelle Gizinski
    Posted at 14:24h, 22 October

    I do love Halloween candy. Oh darn

  • Diane L
    Posted at 14:23h, 22 October

    Thanks!

  • Dustin Walker
    Posted at 14:23h, 22 October

    Thanks but I dont eat candy

  • Anthony Staley
    Posted at 14:23h, 22 October

    Good info!!!!!

  • Jamie Taggart
    Posted at 14:21h, 22 October

    Good information for a candy lover!

  • Vivian Rohdenburg
    Posted at 14:20h, 22 October

    But……. chocolate.

  • Adriana
    Posted at 14:20h, 22 October

    Thank you nice to know . But it is hard to not eat sweets at any age

  • CRYSTAL REEDE
    Posted at 14:20h, 22 October

    Wow

  • Luann
    Posted at 14:19h, 22 October

    Thanks

  • Nick Szynkowski
    Posted at 14:18h, 22 October

    Thanks

  • Curtis Johnson
    Posted at 14:16h, 22 October

    Awesome

  • Serena Phillips
    Posted at 14:14h, 22 October

    Very interesting.

  • Megan Brown
    Posted at 14:09h, 22 October

    Good to know

  • Tamera Shumate
    Posted at 14:07h, 22 October

    As a Type II Diabetic, I have to avoid the sweets anyway. Not that it is easy. Still good information to know. Thanks!

  • Clarence Watkins
    Posted at 14:07h, 22 October

    Ty

  • Wade Lannon Allen
    Posted at 14:05h, 22 October

    Thanks

  • Nick Tidestrand
    Posted at 14:05h, 22 October

    I’ll keep this in mind for sure

  • Harold Little
    Posted at 14:05h, 22 October

    I say it happens because we just eat too much of…lol

  • Timothy Bush
    Posted at 14:03h, 22 October

    Alright

  • KELLIE MOORE
    Posted at 14:03h, 22 October

    good information to know

  • Shirley Olivar
    Posted at 14:03h, 22 October

    Thanks

  • Brian wix
    Posted at 14:00h, 22 October

    K

  • Nestor Konditamde
    Posted at 13:59h, 22 October

    Thump up