Week 7 Essay Hjerpe A

Week 7 Essay Hjerpe A - F inding a Better Way Through Nut r...

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Finding a Better Way Through Nutrition 1 A HEALTHIER WORLD THROUGH NUTRITION Abbigail Hjerpe Finding a Better Way Through Nutrition DeVry University Online Philosophy of Science Professor Elizabeth Kraske April 17, 2011
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Finding a Better Way Through Nutrition 2 A HEALTHIER WORLD THROUGH NUTRITION If the world had a better understanding of nutrition there would be less violence, fewer diseases and fewer mental disorders. Violence is an emotion that creates an unjust or unwarranted exertion of force or power, as against rights or laws (Dictionary.com, 2011). Some diseases can be caused with a lack of nutrition, but other diseases can be treated, or cured with a good nutrition. Attention deficit disorder and bipolar disorders are disorders that mostly come from a chemical imbalance in the brain. A better understanding of nutrition can help the fight in violence, decrease the risk of some diseases, and help many mental disorders. There are multiple ways that nutrition can help in our day to day lives but there are also many ways that not having the right nutrition can harm your body. Violence is quite prevalent in prison so this is why Bernard Gesch and researchers at the University of Oxford decided to do their study at the maximum security institution in Buckinghamshire (Food Matters, 2010). After improving diets of young offenders at the maximum security institution offenses were cut by 25%. Now the study has evolved to the population in general to see if nutrition can really help the control of violence. In this study Bernard Gesch and the researchers at the University of Oxford enrolled 230 young offenders from HM Prison of Young Offenders Institution of Aylesbury. In this study half of the young offenders received pills containing vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, the other half received placebos. For nine months the young offenders were recorded for each offense prior to the pills and for nine months while they were taking the pills. The researchers found that within the offenders that had received the pills containing
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This note was uploaded on 07/16/2011 for the course HUMN 449 taught by Professor Kraske during the Spring '11 term at DeVry Kansas City.

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