Gluten, Dairy, Refined Sugars, And Caffeine

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IB Diploma Extended Essay The Impacts Gluten, Dairy, Refined Sugars, and Caffeine Have on Children’s Behavior Sarah Rose December 11, 2014 Word Count: 3517 Number of Pages: 13 Abstract: The aim of this essay is to investigate the specific effects gluten, dairy, refined sugars, and caffeine has on children’s behavior. The topic evidently is under the topic of experimental science as the main focus of this essay is about the scientific reasons why dietary components unfavorably alter children’s behavior. This essay aims to answer the question “to what extent do gluten, dairy, refined sugars, and caffeine yield unfavorable behaviors in children?” In order to attempt to answer this question I first had to identify specific dietary components of investigation and classify “unfavorable behaviors.” Then, I applied these principles in order to evaluate the extent to which gluten, dairy, refined sugars, and caffeine undesirably alters children’s behavior. Through extensive research the subject matter, I was able to conclude that gluten, dairy, refined sugars, and caffeine yield unfavorable behaviors in children because they negatively impact cognitive processes. The conclusions reached in this essay can be extrapolated and used in order to educate parents and children on the harmful effects of gluten, dairy, refined sugars, and caffeine. Contents: Page 1- Title Page Page 2- Abstract Page 3- Table of Contents Page 4- Essay Page 13- Works Cited
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