Can the ideal body weight help reduce the effects of ADHD in children? Some research suggest that this may very well be the case.
ADHD is a developmental disorder characterized by the co-existence of attention problems and hyperactivity with symptoms typically beginning before the age of seven. ADHD is believed to affect about 3 to 5 percent of children globally and is diagnosed in about 2 to 16 percent of school aged children.
Although more research is necessary, some studies show that by changing their diet, it is possible to improve the condition for some ADHD children, said Kim Fleischer Michaelsen, Ph.D., from the Department of Human Nutrition at the University of Copenhagen.
“Several of the studies show, for example, that fatty acids from fatty fish moderate the symptoms. Other studies detect no effect. Elimination diets are also promising. These look at whether there is anything in the diet which the children cannot consume without adverse side effects….More at Change of Diet Helps Some Kids with ADHD | Psych Central News
It has long been believed that right balance of foods is the key to acheiving the right weight for a healthy lifestyle.
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