New Study on Food Dye and ADHD
Although this is a small pilot study of just 18 people, it shows that food dyes may affect both brainwave activity and ADHD symptoms in college students with ADHD.
The study is different from previous ones because the subjects were older and because they consumed a realistic amount of food dye — 225 mg — which is a far more typical amount than the 27, or 5, or 1 mg used in early studies.
It was conducted at the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at American University in Washington, DC. The Center focuses on the negative effects of food additives as well as the protective effects of certain nutrients. It’s exciting to see that the work we have been doing for more than 4 decades is receiving the attention it deserves.
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