Study suggests kids' diets may contribute to ADHD - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/17/10

Study suggests kids' diets may contribute to ADHD

By Karin McCay| email

Edited by Kristin Beerman | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – A new study suggests kids' diets may contribute to ADHD. according to national statistics anywhere from 20% to 30% of strawberries, frozen blueberries and celery contain pesticides called Organo phosphates. 

More than 1,100 kids were included in this study and Harvard researchers found that kids with higher levels of this pesticide in their urine were more likely to meet the diagnostic criteria for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This is not a definitive link and experts say much more research needs to be done. 

This study was led by researchers at Harvard University and the University of Montreal (Canada) and published online in Pediatric, May 17, 2010.

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