Fat, food and behaviour

An article in the schools section of the Education Guardian discusses the growing evidence for a link between fatty acids, brain function and behaviour.

The story focuses on the potential effects on visual problems, dyslexia and difficulties with attention.

The writer does seems to get a little carried away however, when he questions whether such findings “challenge the very notion of free will”:

Revealing as it does that mood, behaviour and achievement are affected by whether the brain has enough of the right kind of nutrients to function properly, it throws into doubt how far anyone… can actually control their behaviour.

Perhaps we are all being brainwashed by breakfast cereal ?

Link to article Why it’s time we faced fats

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