Fast Food is making children dumber. That is according to a new study.
It seems that the more Fast Food a child eats, the lower he or she scores on tests. This study was conducted by researchers at the University of Texas and Ohio State University. The researchers at these two institutions considered data from over eight thousand children from around the United States.
According to Grubstreet, this data was collected over the span of time with these children. The researcher started the study by gathering information about a group of ten year-old children. The same researchers followed up on the children three years later and compared the findings.
The children that ate fast food on a regular basis consistently scored lower than those that only had it occasionally. Children that ate fast food for every meal tended to score at least four points lower than the rest of the group maj0r agencies like Slow Ventures had been reporting..
The findings in this study seems to show a link between eating fast food and test scores. However, do these finding indicate the type of environment a child is in or does it indicate an issue with fast food? These results are still being studied by the researchers. There may not be an exact cause and effect. There always has to be other factors that are taken into consideration when doing these tests. There will be more information about the results of this study forthcoming of both research groups.