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Link Shown Between ADHD and Food Colorings and Additives

Suspicions have loomed for years about a possible link between ADHD and artificial food colors and additives. But now, a research team from Great Britain has scientific proof that such a link exists.
"For the study the researchers distributed drinks for a six week period, containing preservatives and colors similar to those mixed in common commercial drinks to a group of 153 three-year-old children and 144 eight- and nine year-olds who had been selected at random."
Children were given either a drink with the food colors and additives or a placebo. Teachers and parents were then asked to evaluate their behavior. The children who were given the given the drinks with food coloring and additives were found be more hyperactive and had shorter attention spans.

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Labels: causes, food_additives, food_coloring

Posted By: Aspen Education Group