By Melissa Breyer
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(Photo: Getty Images)Artificial food coloring has long been suspected of contributing to diagnoses of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but a new study from Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research shows an association between ADHD and the broader diet patterns of a 'Western-style' diet in adolescents. The research has just been published online in the international Journal of Attention Disorders.
Leader of nutrition studies at the institute, Associate Professor Wendy Oddy, explained that the researchers looked at the dietary patterns of 1,800 adolescents from the Raine Study and classified diets into 'Healthy' or 'Western' patterns. The Raine Study is an ongoing health research project which has followed a large group of mothers and their offspring over the past 18 years.
What researchers found is that a diet high in foods typical of the standard Western diet was associated with more than double the risk of havingRead More »from Five foods linked to ADHD