Can Nutrition Reduce Violence In Prisons?

Encouraging healthier eating could be the government’s secret weapon in the fight against crime, according to experts. A study by researchers at the University of Oxford published in 2002 has found that adding vitamins and other vital nutrients to young people’s diets can cut crime. They found that improving the diets of young offenders at a maximum security institution in Buckinghamshire cut offences by 25%. The study – one of the first to show a scientific link between healthy eating and crime – has now been extended to see if the findings can be applied to the population in general.

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