Thursday, November 24, 2011

Junk food reduces the IQ of children

According to a new research which took place in Britain junk food reduces the IQ of children. Scholars under the auspices of the School of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, indicate that children who often eat poor quality foods have a low IQ. Specifically, scientists studied over time nearly 14.000 children, born in 1991 and 1992, examining them regularly when the children were 3,4,7 and 8 years of age. Parents recorded in detail the type of foods and beverages consumed by the children and at the age of eight and a half  went through an IQ test. 

The difference between the two groups, the junk food and the healthy food consumers, is small, however it shows when the children are in first grade at school and have to go through various things in life. Nevertheless this research has to continue in order to identify if these effects are evident in later life. 

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