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February 9, 2008


Oxford University Professor John Stein and a team of scientists plan to study the whether the increase in the consumption of junk food in the last fifty years has lead to more violent behavior in young adults. From a January 29, 2008, article in The Independent:

Professor Stein and “[t]he university will lead the £1.4m study in which
1,000 males aged 16 to 21 from three young offenders' institutions in England and Scotland will be randomly allocated either the vitamin-and-mineral supplements or a placebo, and followed over 12 months.”

In a pilot study of 231 prisoners by the same researchers, published in 2002, violent incidents while in custody were cut by a more than a third among those given the supplements. Overall, offences recorded by the prison authorities fell by a quarter.”

Link to press release from the research charity the Wellcome Trust.

Thank you to William Mitchell College of Law student Matthew Dudas for preparing this post.

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Food poisoning is becoming rampant now a days.
Awareness about food poisoning is very important now.

Posted by: Food Poisoning Lawyer | Jul 22, 2008 12:36:16 PM

with all the fruit being recalled, it makes you suspect as to what they are really beefing their fruit up with, what happened to just naturually grown foods? thats why i just eat organic.

Posted by: no credit check loans | Jul 29, 2008 10:53:54 AM

this study is interesting considering that most people that eat junk food are poor people more sustainable to crime.

Posted by: brochure printing | Jul 29, 2008 12:55:51 PM

Yes, there studies that shows that irregular behaviours especially amongst children came from eating a lot of junk food. There are schools that does not allow junk foods being sold in their canteens. Parents must learn how to discipline their kids with their food.

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