Could potato chips and Oreos have an impact on a growing child's intelligence? A new study released in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health by scientists at Bristol University in England says so! The study of nearly 4,000 children and their parents looked at 3 different diets: one of high fat, sugar and convenience foods, another of high meat and vegetable content, and the last of fruits, fish, and salads.
Even when taking other factors into account, such as social rank, parental education, and length of breast-feeding, the study showed that diets too high in processed food correlates with a lower IQ in developing children, though only by a few points.
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