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Fascinating, although some of the research is a bit dated and some of similar finding out of London, but people are people. There are long connections between Omega-6 fatty acids (fried foods, lots of meats), but there are a few good studies that connect aggressive, even violent or self-violent, behavior with nutrition. Is some of the answer as simple as a healthy diet and Omega 3 fish oil?

 

Omega-3, junk food and the link between violence and what we eat

Omega-3, junk food and the link between violence and what we eat -- Research with British and US offenders suggests nutritional deficiencies may play a key role in aggressive bevaviour 

 

"Demar has been taking part in a clinical trial at the US government's National Institutes for Health, near Washington. The study is investigating the effects of omega-3 fatty acid supplements on the brain, and the pills that have effected Demar's "miracle" are doses of fish oil."

 

 

From the same study - "A study in a high-security prison for young offenders in the UK shows that violent behaviour may be attributable at least in part to nutritional deficiencies.

...the number of violent offences they committed fell by 37%
The UK prison trial at Aylesbury jail showed that when prisoners were put on a healthy diet consisting of multivitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, the number of violent offences they committed fell by 37%. Once the trial had finished and the prisoners were off the healthy diet, the number of offences went up by the same amount."

 

Source -  http://www.psychology-101.com/2012/03/are-nutritional-deficiencies-one-of.html

read more here http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2006/oct/17/prisonsandprobation.ukcrime