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Child's diet ages 1-3 could affect lifetime IQ

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A new study suggests a child's diet could affect their IQ score.

A British study of 14,000 children found kids who ate mostly processed foods at three-years-old, had a lower IQ at eight and a half, even if their diet eventually improved.

On the other hand, three-year-olds who ate a healthy diet had a higher IQ at eight and a half.

Dietary habits between the ages of four and seven had no impact on a child's IQ score.

Researchers say the brain develops the fastest during the first three years of life.

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