Is the Twinkie Defense for Real?

Does Eating Salmon Lower the Murder Rate? – New York Times

Neat stuff on the role nutrition can play in brain function… it surprises me that the effect can be so large.

Most prisons are notorious for the quality of their cuisine (pretty poor) and the behavior of their residents (pretty violent). They are therefore ideal locations to test a novel hypothesis: that violent aggression is largely a product of poor nutrition. Toward that end, researchers are studying whether inmates become less violent when put on a diet rich in vitamins and in the fatty acids found in seafood.

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