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Confectionery consumption in childhood and adult violence

Moore, Simon Christopher ORCID:, Carter, L. M. and Van Goozen, Stephanie Helena Maria ORCID: 2009. Confectionery consumption in childhood and adult violence. British Journal of Psychiatry 195 (4) , pp. 366-367. 10.1192/bjp.bp.108.061820

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Diet has been associated with behavioural problems, including aggression, but the long-term effects of childhood diet on adult violence have not been studied. we tested the hypothesis that excessive consumption of confectionery at age 10 years predicts convictions for violence in adulthood (age 34 years). Data from age 5, 10 and 34 years were used. Children who ate confectionery daily at age 10 years were significantly more likely to have been convicted for violence at age 34 years, a relationship that was robust when controlling for ecological and individual factors.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
Publisher: The Royal College of Psychiatrists
ISSN: 0007-1250
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2024 02:09

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