What you feed your child starting in infancy could make a difference in his IQ a few years later, suggests new research from the University of Adelaide, South Australia.
A study of more than 7,000 children looked at their diets at ages 6 months, 15 months and 2 years. Children who ate legumes, cheese, fruit and vegetables at the appropriate ages had IQs that were up to two points higher by the time they were 8.
The opposite was true, however, for the children who ate non-nutritious food. Their IQs were up to two points lower by age 8, according to the study published online in the European Journal of Epidemiology.