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Junk food: convenient, but damaging to our children's brains?

A child eats a hamburger outside a McDonald's fast food restaurant in downtown Milan October 16, 2012. The restaurant gave out meals for free before closing down after 20 years. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini   (ITALY  - Tags: FOOD BUSINESS) ATTENTION EDITORS: ITALIAN LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN ITALY

Excessive consumption of fatty foods could severely disrupt the development of the pre-frontal cortex in the maturing brains of young people. Image: REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Urs Meyer
Professor, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zurich
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