Clinical nutrition: 3. The fuzzy boundary between nutrition and psychopharmacology

Young, Simon N.; Hoffer, Dr. L. John; Jones, Dr. Peter J.
January 2002
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/22/2002, Vol. 166 Issue 2, p205
Academic Journal
Presents the case of a child who fidgets and has difficulty waiting his turn, and how his mother believed the behaviors were caused by his high consumption of sugar. Theory that food ingestion can influence mood and behavior; Problems of using nutrients in their purified form; Tryptophan, serotonin, mood and aggression; S-adenosylmethionine, folic acid, and mood; Carbohydrate, serotonin, acetylcholine, behavior and memory; Fats and the brain; Conclusion.


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