prison and essential nutrients

I live in a very socially deprived region of Britain. The communities are wonderful to live in but there is not a very high level of prosperity.
Yesterday I went to the local shops and there were a crowd of men in their twenties , aggressive, loud and threatening. Unsmiling and not nice.
This brought to mind a reference that I saw recently which I have lost which is a shame. This article referred to a study in a British prison where inmates where fed well but I think given vitamin and trace element supplements. The benefit was to reduce the re offending rate. A significant proportion of men in prison are intellectually disadvantaged. This has clearly a multifaceted aetiology but insufficient essential nutrients is a good start for nutritionists.
Maybe the aggressive men would have done better with tomato juice rather than cigarettes.

Martin Eastwood
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