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Could Food Choices Affect a Child’s Risk of Having ADHD? 

Some studies suggest that certain dietary choices among children may be linked to a higher diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It's also been suggested that what a child eats may intensify the severity of existing ADHD symptoms, which typically involve inattentiveness, frequent movement and fidgeting and impulsive actions without much thought about consequences - or elements from each.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
Of course diet has an impact. I published an study in 2007 demonstrating that high levels of EPA and DHA could have a significant impact on ADHD especially if they were following the Zone Diet.  Since the Mediterranean diet is far less rigorous form of the Zone Diet, I am not surprised to see it have a benefit without the extra EPA and DHA.

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