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Studios have shown that eating fast food can effect brain function
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Studios have shown that eating fast food can effect brain function
maybe 'stupider'... seems this might be a possibility for you.
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For younger people, then it does have an effect on their IQ (source: NHS). In older folks it can effect their concentration, though not so much their intelligence.
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Diet can slightly affect quality of thinking.
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if you eat right, you'll feel well and it helps your awareness/alertness which may help in a few areas. your ability to understand certain concepts though may not be related to diet
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NO! Liz Murray. Homeless to Harvard "We ate ice cubes because it felt like eating. We split a tube of toothpaste between us for dinner." idk
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-bronx-harvard
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This can be true. If you neglect the healthy carbohydrates like Pasta,bread,fruits veg and have more junk food then you will lose concentration in school, and will be more tired. Resulting in less efficient revision, which then leads to a lower exam grade.
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Doesn't make you stupid, just slower than others.
Not getting enough nutrients from a poor diet can affect your brain, e.g. concentration, attention and can cause fatigue.
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Well yes... a lack of nutrients in development can cause cognitive disability. Hypovitaminosis in adulthood can also cause reduced cognitive functioning.
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yes, poor diet will in fact affect concentration, but also memory and generally slows your brains performance.
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maybe 'stupider'... seems this might be a possibility for you.

Why are you insulting me?
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I think that poor diet will lead to vitamin deficiencies, which leads to fatigue, which leads to feeling tired everyday, which causes the person to become lazy when it comes to revision - ending up doing terrible in exams.
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Studios have shown that eating fast food can effect brain function
Having a calorie-laden meal can temporarily make you sluggish and not very alert, yes - this is generally referred to being in a "rest & digest" state. Long term and in terms of general intellect, however, there are no proven negative effects.
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Being pissed a lot effects my memory and ability to learn. When I go on the week bender that is, which does happen occasionally.
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Education is important but having big biceps is importanter
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I'd go the other way personally
not that a bad diet makes you stupid
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being stupid means you make bad choices and one of those is your diet choice
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Why are you insulting me?
you're rounding us up to... you made the thread
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Yes. Iodine deficiency can lead to all sorts of issues with the brain.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3074887/

"Iodine deficiency is a significant cause of mental developmental problems in children, including implications on reproductive functions and lowering of IQ levels in school-aged children. The consequence of iodine deficiency during pregnancy is impaired synthesis of thyroid hormones by the mother and the foetus. An insufficient supply of thyroid hormones to the developing brain may result in mental retardation. Brain damage and irreversible mental retardation are the most important disorders induced by iodine deficiency."
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