Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 | Last Update : 08:55 AM IST

Mediterranean diet can improve academic performance

ANI
Published : Jul 18, 2018, 3:58 pm IST
Updated : Jul 18, 2018, 3:58 pm IST

It could indirectly influence some academic performance variables through its effects on sleep quality.

It could indirectly influence some academic performance variables through its effects on sleep quality. (Photo: Pixabay)
 It could indirectly influence some academic performance variables through its effects on sleep quality. (Photo: Pixabay)

Turns out, following a Mediterranean diet may improve adolescents' academic performance, and the effect may relate to sleep quality.

In a recent study, 269 adolescents from 38 secondary schools and sports clubs from Castellon in Spain, adhered to the Mediterranean diet.

The observation revealed that the regime was positively associated with their academic grades and verbal ability.

Senior author Dr. Diego Moliner-Urdiales, said, "Adherence to the Mediterranean diet could indirectly influence some academic performance variables through its effects on sleep quality."

The full findings are present in the Journal - Acta Paediatrica.

Tags: mediterranean diet, adolescents, academic performance, sleep quality