Confectionary consumption and aggression


There is increasing interest and public concern about the relationship between diet and physical health. There has been less focus on the relationship between diet and behaviour and mental health. Despite this, there is some evidence of a relationship between breastfeeding and cognitive development, which may be genetically mediated and between hyperactivity and diet. In this podcast, Dr Margaret Murphy talks to Dr Simon Moore about the present study which uses a longitudinal design to explore the relationship between confectionary consumption in childhood and adult aggression.


Date published: 15 January 2010

Audio running time: 9 minutes

Credits: 0.5


Learning outcomes


By the end of this podcast, we hope you will:


  • be familiar with some of the evidence already available on diet and behaviour


  • understand some of the motivation behind this particular study and know how the study was conducted


  • understand the statistical modelling techniques used in the study


  • be able to discuss the outcomes and some of the implications and recommendations from this study.


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Please note: This podcast was recorded in 2010. Please be aware that some of the material covered and/or guidance may have changed.
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The management of eating disorders by Prof Gerald Russell


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