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Study: Fast food linked to lower test scores

There might be a link between what children eat and their test scores. That's according to a recent Clinical Pediatrics study by Ohio State University and the University of Texas.

Fifth graders who ate fast food daily were four points behind those who didn't in reading and science by the time they hit the eighth grade, Reuters reports. They were also behind three points in math.

The difference in scores might be due to a lack of iron in fast food, the study says. Higher fat and sugar levels are other possible culprits. Step away from the Whopper.