9 Food Additives That May Affect ADHD
ADHD and food additives
by Amanda Gardner
Will eliminating dye-containing foods from a child's diet help ADHD? Experts say there's not enough evidence to recommend this action, although a small subset of children may benefit.
Most studies of a possible link analyzed blends of additives, not single ingredients, making it difficult to find a culprit.
However, here's a list of additives that could aggravate attention problems, although none (with the exception of Yellow No. 5) has been studied alone in humans. A comprehensive list of dyes in food products can be found at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.
Next: Blue No. 1
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