Omega fatty acids may improve ADHD symptoms in children

Iranian researchers recently published a study in the Journal of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, showing a connection between ADHD symptoms and omega fatty acids in the diet.

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What pregnant mothers eat may affect ADHD in their children

Researchers in France and Singapore recently published a study in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, showing a connection between what a mother eats while pregnant and ADHD symptoms in young children.

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ADHD and diet connected among preschoolers

Chinese researchers recently published a study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showing a connection between diet and ADHD symptoms in children.

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These 5 foods may be making your child’s ADHD worse

Indian researchers recently published a study in the Journal of Psychology, where they showed a connection between diet and ADHD symptoms.

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What to eat (and avoid) when you have ADHD

Recently, Australian researchers published a study in the Journal of Attention Disorders examining the relationship between dietary patterns and ADHD.

After examining 1172 adolescents with an ADHD diagnosis, researchers identified two major dietary patterns in the sample: western and healthy.

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Parents of ADHD children more likely to give them junk food

Korean researchers recently published a study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior exploring any connections between snack consumption and ADHD.

The researchers enrolled over 220 children between the ages of 7 and 10. They had the parents complete a survey that asked questions regarding frequency of snacking, snack types, reasons for snacks, and snack preparation. Teachers screened the children for ADHD by using the Korean ADHD Rating Scale

While they found that both ADHD and non-ADHD children snacked,

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Cutting out junk food may improve mental health in these 4 areas

Here at Truehope, we’ve been saying for over 20 years that nutrition and mental health are tightly linked, and improving nutrition can improve mental health.

Related to that is the idea that poor nutrition can lead to poor mental health.

Several peer-reviewed studies have shown that consuming high amounts of junk food can negatively affect our mental health. Here are 3 studies showing how junk food affects mental health in 4 areas: depression, stress, ADHD and general mental health.

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Cutting out junk food may improve ADHD

Last year, Indian researchers published a study in the Asian Journal of Home Science showing a connection between nutrition and the severity of ADHD symptoms.

The researchers studied 50 children who had ADHD symptoms and who were between the ages of 4 and 12. They were the split into two groups: a control group and a nutritional intervention group. During 6 sessions, researchers assessed their nutritional consumption and their ADHD symptom severity.

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ADHD stimulant use associated with lower bone mass in children

At the end of 2016, American researchers published a study in JAMA Pediatrics investigating the connection between ADHD stimulant use and bone mass in children.

Researchers analyzed 6 years of data collected from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey database, a series of cross-sectional, nationally representative health and nutrition surveys of the US population. Specifically, they looked at nearly 6,500 young people between 8 and 20 years of age.

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Mediterranean diet may influence ADHD

Spanish researchers recently published an article in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ academic journal Pediatrics that shows a possible connection between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and prevalence of ADHD in children and adolescents.

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