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Junk food reduces IQ

Toddlers with diets high in processed foods may have a slightly lower IQ later in childhood, according to the largest British study of its kind.

Children following a diet high in processed fats and sugars had an average IQ five points lower than children who followed a diet filled with fruit, vegetables, pasta and rice. While more research is needed, the study reinforces the perceived link between IQ and nutrition.

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Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, published online ahead of print