Can going hungry permanently affect your cognitive abilities?

I've always been on the skinny side and I have always been a picky eater, but what I'm worried about is that I'm about 20 years old right now, and when I was 18/19 I had really bad flu symptoms and I threw up at school, so ever since then I had a bit of anxiety that it would happen again and I ate very little until I got home. I would eat an alright amount when I got home, but what I'm worried about now is that there were so many days where I felt really hungry to the point of feeling a little nauseous and I'm worried that it will have a permanent effect on my cognitive abilities.

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Your brain is almost fully developed by age 3, so permanently affecting your cognitive ability is unlikely. However, not eating can lower cognitive function throughout the day. Try to eat better to prevent this from happening.

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