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New study, junk food affects children's IQ

A new study shows that toddlers who have a diet rich in high processed foods have a slightly lower IQ later in life.

February 8, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A new study out of Britain shows toddlers who have a diet rich in high processed foods have a slightly lower IQ later in life.

According to the study, 20 percent of three-year-olds who ate a lot of junk food had an average IQ of 101 points. That's compared to 106 points for children who ate more health conscious items.

Experts say the reason for the link is that high processed foods lack vitamins and elements needed for cerebral development in early childhood.


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