The role of diet in behaviour and aggression

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I have been researching away last night on Low Carb High Fat living. Ended up looking at 300 or so articles and abstracts and cross referencing. No question in my mind that the very current literature supports the whole No Fructose concept of a Low Sugar and Carbohydrate diet with elimination of the Polyunsaturated oils.

Drifted across this article looking at minipig behaviour but interesting. There is more to pigs than just the bacon. They can be used for social interaction experiments.

The pigs on a low carbohydrate high fat diet exhibited far less aggressive behaviour and were more social than those on a ‘western diet’ high in sugar and low in fat.

“The minipigs fed a high fat low carbohydrate diet were less aggressive, showed more social contact and had fewer and less severe skin lesions.. were less fearful of a novel object than minipigs fed low fat, high carbohydrate diets.
These results found in a porcine model could have important implications for general health and wellbeing of humans and show the potential for using dietary manipulations to reduce aggression in human society.”

There is more about mental illness at the website.