Thu, 27 Dec 2012, 3:49am PST
They suggest that sweet-eating children don't learn to defer gratification and carry impulsive behaviors into adulthood. They also speculate that big candy eaters are also more likely to eat additive-laden food--which some researchers claim has adverse behavioral effects throughout life.
Yes and the article says they are also lower educated, which means poorer. Poverty and violence have always been correlated. So which factor is primary and how do you choose? Things are never as simple as a single soundbite.
Wild Study looking at the effects of a Corn-based diet and violence; Societies that eat more maize have more violence:
This is from 1978 based on 1972 data for christ sakes. WTF? Surely there must be more recent research. Sounds like publish or perish to me. You must have been really, really bored over Christmas to come up with this one.