A recent study has shown that bad food also inhibits brain activity. Yes, children who frequented restaurants of fast food, were less able to cope with math, science and poor reading.
According to one theory, the whole thing is in the lack of iron caused by unbalanced nutrition. Another theory is that a large number of fats and sugar in itself negatively affect the learning process. "According to research director Dr. Kelly Partell of Ohio University," We used data from 8,500 American students. Their fast-food consumption was estimated at the age of 10. Three years later, the analysis was successful."
The kids told us how often they consume fast food, including food from McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Burger King and KFC. 52% a week before the poll ate fast food 1-3 times, and 10% ate 4-6 times. Another 10% ate fast food every day. And the latter group gained 79 points in the scale of achievement in the natural sciences. For comparison: children, did not use fast food, scored 83 points. The lag was also seen with respect to mathematics and reading.
This is not surprising. Last year it was proved that fastfood negatively affects memory due to inflammation in the hippocampus, at least in rats. This area of the brain is responsible for verbal and spatial memory. And obesity itself causes changes in the brain, provoking the development of inflammation.