Could Food Choices Affect a Child’s Risk of Having ADHD?
Could certain foods increase a child's risk of an ADHD diagnosis or exacerbate existing symptoms - or perhaps even improve their condition? Some studies suggest that certain dietary choices among children may be linked to a higher diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Pediatric ADHD Accounts for 6 Million Physician Visits Annually
Children aged 4 to 17 years who have a primary diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) collectively made 6.1 million visits to physicians' offices in 2012-2013, new research shows. "Health care utilization related to ADHD is of interest because the prevalence of parent-reported ADHD diagnosis among US children and adolescents has increased in recent years," Michael Albert, MD, MPH, Hyattsville, Maryland, and colleagues write.
Study Examines Link Between Toxic Stress and ADHD in Kids
It's estimated one in 10 children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD, and the numbers continue to rise. NY1's Erin Billups takes a look at one possible cause of the condition in this report. ADHD is the most common neurobehavioral disorder among American children.
Could the ‘Mediterranean’ Diet Help Prevent ADHD?
MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who follow a Mediterranean diet -- high in fruits, vegetables and "good" fats -- may be less likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a small study suggests. Research on 120 children in Spain found that those with "low adherence" to the traditional Mediterranean diet were seven times more likely to have ADHD.