A bad diet = bad marks, say Australian researchers

Teenagers who consume a diet high in junk food are more likely  to underperform at school than those who eat well, research from Western Australia shows.

The study of the dietary patterns of 14 year olds shows teenagers who favour a modern Western diet, high in saturated fat, refined sugar and sodium, and poor in nutrients do worse in maths, reading and writing compared to those who eat healthy food.

These findings are independent of BMI and physical activity, report the