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Lack of protein causes crime?

Published:Wednesday | May 30, 2012 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

With regard to the impending tax on some basic foods, I wish to reveal the result of a study carried out in the United Kingdom that there is a perceived correlation of protein deficiency and violence in humans, according to a BBC World Service radio story I heard some years ago.

A synopsis of the study suggested that some of the most violent prison inmates were selected for increased protein in their diet, and it was noticed how calm their personality had become in a short period.

We all know most of the nation's violence is skewed towards the poor, but on the other hand, the Government needs to close the Budget deficit.

Thus, according to this hypothesis, there is a probability of future genetic effects, in protein deficiency and adults having children and extending it to the next generation.

WINSTON S. TAI

Harbour View, Kingston 17