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NCJ Number: 92812 Find in a Library
Title: Effects of Citrus on the Treatment and Control of Antisocial Behavior - A Double-Blind Study of an Incarcerated Juvenile Population
Journal: International Journal of Biosocial Research  Volume:5  Issue:1  Dated:(1983)  Pages:107-117
Author(s): S J Schoenthaler
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 11
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In the spring of 1982, the administration of a juvenile detention home in a mid-Atlantic State covertly increased the quantity of orange juice served to its incarcerated juveniles for a period of 6 months.
Abstract: A double-blind was created and maintained. Neither the juveniles nor the staff were aware that a behavioral study was in progress. After maintaining the dietary revision for 6 months, the 242 juveniles who had experienced this high-orange juice diet were compared to 239 juveniles who had been institutionalized prior to the diet revision. Results showed that those who had been on the revised diet engaged in significantly less antisocial behavior. Tables and 24 references are supplied. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (juvenile); Dietary influences on behavior
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