Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Better diet, better results

Children who shun junk food in favour of fruit, vegetavles and oily fish do 11 per cent better in exams, a study claims.

Patrick Holford, visiting professor of mental health and nutrition at Teeside University carried out the research, funded by the organic food firm Organix. More than 10,000 children were included in the survey which found that unhealthy diets were linked with poor performance as well as bad behaviour.

Professor Holdord said, "The brain is 60% fat. Children who eat good fats, from raw nuts, seeds and oily fish, double their chances of high performance."

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