You knew junk food wasn't good for your body, but now it turns out it might also be pretty terrible for your brain. A British study has shown that if kids under the age of three eat a steady diet of "chips, crisps, biscuits and pizza," at the age of eight they can have an IQ as much as five points lower than their vegetable-eating peers.
Oh, and it won't get better even if they improve their diets after three: the researchers involved in the study linked this unfortunate fact to a slowdown in brain development that happens at three. So what with this and the news that the world is steadily getting fatter and fatter, humanity is pretty much doomed.
· Study Shows Toddlers Who Eat More Junk Have Lower IQ [Daily Mail]
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