If you have had close connection to a child with ADHD, then intuition says that all of that unfocussed physical activity should surely translate into a lower body weight. Showing that intuition is not always right, tracking of the health and weight of children with ADHD into adolescence has surprisingly found that these children are at higher risk of becoming obese and … [Read more...] about Kids with ADHD at higher risk of becoming obese and inactive teens
Following on from my last post dispelling the link between sugar and hyperactivity, today I'll look at the evidence for diet in controlling attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) courtesy of a recently published review paper on this area in the journal Pediatrics.ADHD is a condition characterised by excessively inattentive, hyperactive (unusually active or … [Read more...] about Can diet treat ADHD?
The connection between sugar and hyperactivity is one of the most popular food-behaviour myths going around, yet it is one that has been well and truly busted by science. Where there’s sugar, there must be hyperactive kids – or so says conventional wisdom. Science says otherwise.Any parent would tell you that seeing children fuelling up on sugar-laden cake, lollies and soft … [Read more...] about Hyperactive kids? Don’t blame sugar