Can food affect mood? A couple of recent books suggest it does. The Food-Mood Solution by Jack Challem and The Good Mood Diet by Susan Kleiner and Bob Condor both advance what is essentially the theory behind the infamous "Twinkie Defense." That was made famous when the man who shot and killed San Francisco's mayor in 1978 successfully claimed that a junk food diet contributed to the mood swing that prompted the crime. It helped get the charge reduced to manslaughter and forever enshrined ...

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