Friday, July 30, 2010

Diet and ADHD - is junk food a risk factor?

Researchers from the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Perth, Australia, have been looking into the links between diet and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and have found that children who eat a healthier diet are less likely to develop it. The researchers looked into the diets of 1,800 teenagers and classified them into 'healthy' diets - high in fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, fish, omega-3 fatty acids, folate and fibre - and 'Western' ones which featured more takeaways, sweets and junk food and were higher in total fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt. Having a 'Western' diet was found to be linked to a greater risk of ADHD.

You can find out more about this research by clicking on the link in the title of this post.

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