09:53am Thursday 16 August 2018

Mediterranean Diet May Improve Academic Performance by Affecting Sleep

A new Acta Paediatrica study indicates that following the Mediterranean diet may improve adolescents’ academic performance, and the effect may relate to sleep quality.

In the study of 269 adolescents from 38 secondary schools and sport clubs in Castellon, Spain, adherence to the Mediterranean diet was positively associated with academic grades and verbal ability.

Results from the study suggested that adherence to the Mediterranean diet could indirectly influence some academic performance variables through its effects on sleep quality, according to senior author Dr. Diego Moliner-Urdiales, of University Jaume I, in Spain.

Additional Information

Link to Study: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/apa.14472

Acta Paediatrica is a peer-reviewed monthly journal at the forefront of international pediatric research.  It covers both clinical and experimental research in all areas of pediatrics including:

  • neonatal medicine
  • developmental medicine
  • adolescent medicine
  • child health and environment
  • psychosomatic pediatrics
  • child health in developing countries

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