Saturday, February 10, 2007
Does Sugar cause ADHD?
I meet many parents who wonder whether their children's sugar intake is causing ADHD. Currently, there is no research evidence that this is the case. There are studies that have compared kids on sugar and off of sugar. These studies show that there is no link between sugar in kids and attention or behavior problems. However, parents need to exercise common sense and good judgment. There are many legitimate reasons to limit your children's sugar intake such as good nutrition. Unfortuantely limiting sugar intake does not result in an amelioration of ADHD symptoms.