diet and anti-social behavior

July 6, 2009

I’m a big fan of BBC Radio 4.  To me, it’s the audio equivalent of the Discovery Channel.

This morning, Radio 4 featured a very interesting half hour called The Criminal Mind.  I had read about how hyperactive children who were transitioned to a healthy diet showed marked improvement in concentration.  This program looked into similar experiments with prison inmates whereby those adopting a diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids committed 26% fewer offences than those inmates on placebo tablets.

So why isn’t nutrition given the place it deserves?  To quote one researcher, “It is difficult to persuade people that something as simple as diet can have such a major effect.”

You can listen to the program in full for the next seven days.

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  1. Jess July 8, 2009 at 23:10

    What a great comment, Philippa, thanks! I’d love to find that article.

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  4. green ink July 6, 2009 at 23:06

    I heard a saying once, “a well stocked pantry is the best form of preventative medicine known to man”. It’s so true! I also remember seeing an article when I was a kid about some parents who were raising their kids as vegans and the children were apparently skipping grades because they were so smart. I, a naive ten year old, thought that I’d be smarter if I went vegan :P ha ha. But in all seriousness, this is such a true message and I’m glad it’s starting to get out there. Preservatives and all that rubbish are no good for our bodies, least of all childrens.

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