Food additives and hyperactivity

February 2008
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Feb2008, Vol. 93 Issue 2, p159
Academic Journal
The article reports on the study conducted on the impact of artificial colours and other food additives (AFCA) to the behavior of children in Great Britain. Result shows that AFCA did not affect the behavior of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Research was conducted on two groups of children, 3 to 7 years old and 8 to 9 years old and it shows that AFCA causes hyperactivity in both 3 years old and 8 to 9 years old children. Researchers concluded that such results could have substantial implications for the regulation of food additives and critics recommended further trial of an elimination diet for some children in clinical practice.


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