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Can Food Worsen ADHD?

By admin | January 17, 2012

Photo: Carl_C

Photo: Carl_C

By: Saira Malhotra

Last week, NPR reported on ADHD and its relevance to food. Since ADHD came to light, there has always been a huge emphasis on what should be removed from a child’s diet. Food containing color and additives often concern parents with regards to hyperactivity or worsening a child’s condition of ADHD.

When parents make dietary adjustments by removing certain candies, cookies, chips and sugary beverages, items they deem as culprits of bad behavior, there is often distress when it is met with a lack of improvement. “When [elimination] diets fail, parents can feel they’ve failed,” says Linda Brauer, coordinator of the Grand Rapids chapter of the advocacy group Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

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