Lamar Odom Enjoys Candy; Please Adjust Accordingly

by June 02, 2009
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L.O.’s fiendish candy consumption is becoming such a big story that even medical professionals are weighing in: “In an essay titled ‘Lamar Odom, Sweet Tooth and Erratic Play,’ Dr. Daniel Amen writes that Odom’s massive consumption of candy leads to a sugar high and then a crash, evidence of which can be seen on the basketball court. Writes Amen: ‘Odom freely confesses that he just can’t help himself when it comes to the sweet stuff and always keeps a stash on hand of Gummi Bears, Honey Buns, Lifesavers, Hershey’s white chocolate, Snickers bars, cookies and more. He eats the sugary snacks morning, noon and night, and even says he sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night, chows down on some treats, then falls back asleep. This is bad news for the Lakers. I’ve been telling my patients for years that sugar acts like a drug in the brain. It causes blood sugar levels to spike and then crash, leaving you feeling tired, irritable, foggy and stupid. Eating too much sugar impairs cognitive function, which may explain why Odom doesn’t always make the smartest decisions on the court.'”