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    Toddlers' Junk-Food Diet May Lead to Lower IQ

    The human brain develops rapidly in early life transforming helpless infants into walking, door-opening, question-asking, willful little people. And now a new study suggests that a toddler's diet may have some impact on his future cognitive abilities, with diets high in processed food at age 3 leading to lower IQ by age 8.
    A huge reason not to have McDonald's inside school cafeterias, don't you think?

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    Re: Toddlers' Junk-Food Diet May Lead to Lower IQ

    I don't know how parents can let their kids eat that crap. It's not like they get to choose what to eat for themselves, just feed them healthy food for goodness sakes.
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    Re: Toddlers' Junk-Food Diet May Lead to Lower IQ

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    A huge reason not to have McDonald's inside school cafeterias, don't you think?

    Article is here.

    In raising our kids, they seldom had McDonalds, and the Mrs. would have NEVER let them buy it for lunch.


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    Re: Toddlers' Junk-Food Diet May Lead to Lower IQ

    I kind of wonder how much validity there is to this study. Are they just looking at what all these people had in common and are just trying to pin it on junk food? Is there some chemicals in the junk food known to cause stupidity?
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    Re: Toddlers' Junk-Food Diet May Lead to Lower IQ

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I kind of wonder how much validity there is to this study. Are they just looking at what all these people had in common and are just trying to pin it on junk food? Is there some chemicals in the junk food known to cause stupidity?

    It's in the 'special sauce'.... heh, heh...

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    Re: Toddlers' Junk-Food Diet May Lead to Lower IQ

    It may be junk food that resulted in the lower IQs. But, this study sure doesn't seem to confirm that. It's highly probable that the parents that serve their toddlers a lot of junk food have lower IQs then the parents that are on healthy diets. Heredity being what it is, would tend to lead to lower IQ's for their kids. Kind of a chicken/egg situation.

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    Re: Toddlers' Junk-Food Diet May Lead to Lower IQ

    Is this just an attempt to create "evidence" to then back a move to legislate diet to reduce obesity to ultimately reduce health care costs?

    Eating bad food is bad for you? What a brilliant study.
    People sometimes choose to eat bad food? Amazing.

    What's really happening is these kids are eating high fat high calorie fries and burgers and they get that warm full feeling after they eat, and they are content to just hang out. Meanwhile the kids eating celery and carrots are starving and yammering away at their parents to give them more food, thus helping develop the verbal centers of the brain at that young, elastic age.
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    Re: Toddlers' Junk-Food Diet May Lead to Lower IQ

    "their diet effects their cognitive ability"
    NO ****, Sherlock.
    I swear - these stupid studies come out that only support what is already common knowledge.

    But this shouldn't be ignored because it's an equal factor in the findings:
    It should be noted that the children included in the study already had many benefits known to foster cognitive development: they were more likely to live in homes owned by their parents, to have been breast-fed and to be from a high socioeconomic background.
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    Re: Toddlers' Junk-Food Diet May Lead to Lower IQ

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    Is this just an attempt to create "evidence" to then back a move to legislate diet to reduce obesity to ultimately reduce health care costs?

    Eating bad food is bad for you? What a brilliant study.
    People sometimes choose to eat bad food? Amazing.

    What's really happening is these kids are eating high fat high calorie fries and burgers and they get that warm full feeling after they eat, and they are content to just hang out. Meanwhile the kids eating celery and carrots are starving and yammering away at their parents to give them more food, thus helping develop the verbal centers of the brain at that young, elastic age.
    It doesn't seem ot matter how many studies are done - the problem doesn't rest with a lack of research and facts, the problem rests with people's lack of actual concern.

    People just don't care and make excuses for their gross negligence

    Just as Alexander Draper - well, his mother.
    Instead of stepping up, intervening and taking action - she shoved all the blame off on her son.
    Last edited by Aunt Spiker; 02-08-11 at 03:14 PM.
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    Re: Toddlers' Junk-Food Diet May Lead to Lower IQ

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    Is this just an attempt to create "evidence" to then back a move to legislate diet to reduce obesity to ultimately reduce health care costs?

    Eating bad food is bad for you? What a brilliant study.
    People sometimes choose to eat bad food? Amazing.

    What's really happening is these kids are eating high fat high calorie fries and burgers and they get that warm full feeling after they eat, and they are content to just hang out. Meanwhile the kids eating celery and carrots are starving and yammering away at their parents to give them more food, thus helping develop the verbal centers of the brain at that young, elastic age.
    And our government subsidizes the bad food...that's the problem.

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