Fast-food slows learning, study shows

December 22, 2014 9:54 PM

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Frequent fast-food consumption may slow children’s academic growth, according to a new nationwide study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics.

A team of researchers led by Kelly Purtell, assistant professor of human sciences at The Ohio State University, examined data from a study of 11,740 students. The students were tested in math, reading and science when they were in both fifth and eighth grades. In fifth grade, they also completed a f...

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