What is it about?

We summarised scientific evidence on the associations of nutritional factors, physical activity and exercise trainining, and sleep with brain health, cognitive functions, and school performance.

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Why is it important?

Our synthesis suggests that dietary patterns with a low consumption of fish, fruits, and vegetables, and high in fast food, sausages, and soft drinks have been linked to poor cognition and academic achievement among youth. Low levels of physical activity may also be a risk factors for suboptimal cognitive and academic performance.


This is a work by my PhD student Dr. Naveed. She did excellent work with this paper.

Dr. Eero Haapala
University of Jyväskylä

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This page is a summary of: An Overview on the Associations between Health Behaviors and Brain Health in Children and Adolescents with Special Reference to Diet Quality, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, February 2020, MDPI AG,
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17030953.
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