ADHD

ADHD

Effects of a ketogenic diet on ADHD-like behavior in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy

Dogs with idiopathic epilepsy may exhibit behaviors that resemble ADHD symptoms seen in humans and rodent models of epilepsy. A ketogenic diet may be able to improve some of these behaviors, along with potentially anxiolytic effects. 

ADHD

Delay aversion, temporal processing, and N-3 fatty acids intake in children with ADHD

Children with ADHD had a higher deficiency of essential fatty acids, and a deficiency in essential fatty acids had a positive association with ADHD severity.

ADHD

Food additives and hyperactive behaviour in 3-year-old and 8/9-year-old children in the community

Researchers found that artificial colours or a sodium benzoate preservative (or both) in the diet result in increased hyperactivity in 3-year-old and 8/9-year-old children in the general population.

ADHD

Synthetic food coloring and behavior: a dose response effect in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, repeated-measures study.

Behavioral changes in irritability, restlessness, and sleep disturbance are associated with the ingestion of tartrazine (synthetic food coloring) in some children. A dose response effect was observed in children who were identified as "reactors".

ADHD

Dietary sensitivities and ADHD symptoms: thirty-five years of research

Evidence suggests that a subgroup of ADHD patients improve on an artificial food color-free diet. Studies suggested that some children in addition to being sensitive to AFCs are also sensitive to common nonsalicylate foods (milk, chocolate, soy, eggs, wheat, corn, legumes) as well as salicylate-containing grapes, tomatoes, and orange.

ADHD

Nutrition, immunological mechanisms and dietary immunomodulation in ADHD

This review paper explores the relationship between immune imbalances, nutrition, and ADHD. 

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