Feeding Kids Processed Foods Is Making Them Stupider

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A study of 14,000 children found three-year-olds who eat lots of fat, sugar, and processed foods have lower IQs when they're eight. But if chicken nuggets and SpaghettiOs are staples of the American toddler's diet, that means ... damn.

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Were results adjusted for the family income, time the parents spent with the kids, parental awareness

of child development?

Correlation. Causality. Not the same thing.