Processed food linked to poorer mental health

Associate Professor Felice Jacka, from Deakin University, collaborated in a study of 23,000 Norwegian mothers.

It found a clear link between intake of junk food in pregnancy – including processed meats, sweet drinks and refined cereals – and externalising behaviours such as aggression in offspring.

J Am Acad Child Psy 2013; in press

 

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