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Beyond Obesity: Does a Western Diet Make You Stupid?

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Eating junk food doesn’t just make you fat. It can also make you stupid.
Air Date: 11/18/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: John Higgins, MD
higginsJohn P. Higgins MD, MBA (Hons), MPHIL, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FACSM, FASNC, FSGC, is a sports cardiologist for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the Harris Health System. His research interests include the effects of energy beverages on the body, and screening for underlying cardiovascular abnormalities in 12-year-olds (sixth graders), and steroid effects on the cardiovascular system.
Beyond Obesity: Does a Western Diet Make You Stupid?
You are what you eat.

You've heard the saying again and again; and now we know just how true it is.

There's a reason they call it JUNK FOOD.

Researchers from Australia have come to the conclusion, after evaluating the dietary habits of young teenagers as part of a large study, that those who consume a high amount of soft drinks, fried foods and other processed garbage perform worse mentally.

Listen in as John Higgins, MD, and Melanie Cole, MS, discuss the repercussions of filling your body with foods that dumb down your mind. 
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