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Fast Food Linked to Poor Test Scores

Ohio State University researchers who analyzed the eating habits and academic records of 11,470 school children in the fifth through eight grades found that the more often a child eats fast food, the greater the likelihood that he or she will do poorly in school. Specifically, those who ate fast food from four to six times a week scored, on average, 20 percent lower on tests than those who reported eating no fast food at all. The study, published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, acknowledged that no direct causal relationship could be imputed from the results, but noted that the linkage was consistent even when such factors as economic and social status, family background, and amount of daily exercise were controlled for.

More at Mnn.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

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