• 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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