Saturday, July 31, 2010

ADHD and diet links yet again....

A study out of Australia (ADHD Is Associated With a ‘Western’ Dietary Pattern in Adolescents Journal of Attention Disorders first published on July 14, 2010)

suggests that a western diet ("Western diet" is shorthand for one that's heavy in processed sugars, fats, and starches; high in salt and meats; and low in fresh fruits and vegetables. The diseases long associated with it are diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and cancer.)

may not just put kids' bodies at risk, but their brains.

Scientists from the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Perth, believe that eating a Western diet heightens the risk of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in kids.
For more information: Study links ‘Western diet’ with ADHD in kids