Eliminating certain foods may help ADHD symptoms

Rob Wipond
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A team of Danish nutritionists, medical doctors, and psychiatrists have published a review of the scientific literature on ADHD and diet in the Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. They analyzed 52 studies, some investigating  avoiding certain food elements, and others looking at adding certain food elements. “Elimination diets and fish oil supplementation seem to be the most promising dietary interventions for a reduction in ADHD symptoms in children,” concluded the researchers. They cautioned that the studies had “shortcomings,” and more thorough investigations are required.

Diet in the treatment of ADHD in children—A systematic review of the literature (Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, June 2014. doi:10.3109/08039488.2014.921933)

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