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01-30-2006, 04:40 PM
BBC NEWS

Healthy eating 'can cut crime'

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 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 improvement was huge

Bernard Gesch
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.

Bernard Gesch and colleagues at the University of Oxford enrolled 230 young offenders from HM Young Offenders Institution Aylesbury in their study.

Half of the young men received pills containing vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. The other half received placebo or dummy pills.

The researchers recorded the number and type of offences each of the prisoners committed in the nine months before they received the pills and in the nine months during the trial.

They found that the group which received the supplements committed 25% fewer offences than those who had been given the placebo.

The greatest reduction was for serious offences, including violence which fell by 40%.

There was no such reduction for those on the dummy pills.

'Huge difference'


The authors described the finding as "remarkable".

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Rabi'ya
01-30-2006, 04:43 PM
some pretty amazing stats there.

jazakAllah kheir for postng

:w:

Rabi'ya:rose:
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Sanobar
01-30-2006, 04:48 PM
salam!
jazkaAlllah for posting that......
ma'salamah
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Usmansaab
01-30-2006, 05:06 PM
salaams

good stats
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01-30-2006, 05:12 PM
nice 1, now to spread the word........
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Muezzin
01-30-2006, 08:42 PM
Cool, now we can fight criminals and fatties at the same time.
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Samee
01-30-2006, 09:38 PM
:sl:

Haha, Interesting.
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Halima
02-02-2006, 12:50 PM
Assalaam Alaykum.

Thread moved. Please post in the appropriate section


Barak'Allahu Feekum.
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Muezzin
02-02-2006, 01:44 PM
Originally Posted by Halima
Assalaam Alaykum.

Thread moved. Please post in the appropriate section


Barak'Allahu Feekum.
To be fair, this thread was created before there even was a Health section.
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Halima
02-02-2006, 01:59 PM
Originally Posted by Muezzin
To be fair, this thread was created before there even was a Health section.
To be fair, I was just saying this as a reminder.

Jazakhallah Khair for your concern though.
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Muezzin
02-02-2006, 02:06 PM
Originally Posted by Halima
To be fair, I was just saying this as a reminder.

Jazakhallah Khair for your concern though.
TO BE FAIR, I was only being lighthearted and still am :p

On-topic, this is indeed very interesting.
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