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Wednesday, April 17 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Investigating the Efficacy of Healthy Nutrition on ADHD Symptoms

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One of the most common behavioral disorders in childhood is attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is identified as trouble or distress in sustaining intended alertness to activities which can be both academic or everyday responsibilities and can be paired with a low control of impulses. With most cases lasting into adulthood, genetic, environmental, and lifestyle risk factors all contribute to ADHD. Evidence suggests that diet is an environmental risk factor for ADHD. Diets low in copper, zinc, iron, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to be prevalent in children with ADHD. Research suggests an increased risk of ADHD was found in children with diets high in artificial food coloring, sugar, and preservatives. A review of existing literature was conducted to determine the efficacy of healthy nutrition on ADHD symptoms.

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Wednesday April 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
RIC 101
  • Moderator Rachel Hoopsick