Mediterranean Diet Associated with the Lower Risk of ADHD
A new study, published in the journal Pediatrics, finds one more advantage of the Mediterranean diet. Researchers associate this diet with lower risk of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
A team of scientists, led by María Izquierdo Pulido, Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences of the University of Barcelona, and José Ángel Alda, Head of the Area of Psychiatry at Sant Joan de Deu Hospital (Barcelona) studied 120 of children and adolescents for this study, among which 60 were diagnosed with ADHD, and other 60 were controls.
María Izquierdo Pulido says that this new research doesn't establish a cause-effect relation between dietary patterns and ADHD, but it can help determining specific dietary strategies to improve the quality of life for both the affected patients and their families.
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