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Is there a connectiong between hyperactivity and food additives?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Undetermined
The to& fro on food additives first peaked in the early 70's.
By eliminating dyes & additives parents often saw improvement in behaviors although most testing could not verify effects.Later studies show minor effects of food additives as well as various foods, exclusion of which improves performance. A subset of the population is probably sensative but identification of the subgroup is difficult.

In brief: Undetermined
The to& fro on food additives first peaked in the early 70's.
By eliminating dyes & additives parents often saw improvement in behaviors although most testing could not verify effects.Later studies show minor effects of food additives as well as various foods, exclusion of which improves performance. A subset of the population is probably sensative but identification of the subgroup is difficult.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Robert Choate
You are very diplomatic in this approach.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, in some
And the connection is very powerful in some kids.

In brief: Yes, in some
And the connection is very powerful in some kids.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. James Ferguson
One item lost in the discussion is the fact that these food additives (dyes,benzoates) are not a necessary part of a nutritious diet. Identifying & avoiding the greatest offenders may be difficult but is worthwhile.
Dr. Bryan Levey
I think Dr. Ferguson's point is excellent.
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