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How can diet affect someone with add?
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
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In brief: Depends
Studies show that kids with allergies have more trouble in school in all areas.
Food sensitivities could be misdiagnosed as adhd. Low blood sugar can also cause the adhd symptoms. This is caused by diet-too much sugar, not enough protein.

In brief: Depends
Studies show that kids with allergies have more trouble in school in all areas.
Food sensitivities could be misdiagnosed as adhd. Low blood sugar can also cause the adhd symptoms. This is caused by diet-too much sugar, not enough protein.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Dr. Alfredo Soto
The only studies that have shown an effect of diet on symptoms of ADHD are studies on artificial dyes. One study recently saw an association to the decreased use of fruit with less vitamin C and natural fruit sugars causing MORE ADHD, but that is only an association: Nutr Res Pract. 2011 Jun;5(3):236-45. Epub 2011 Jun 21.
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry
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In brief: Different ways
While there are some studies that show that some artificial colors can lead to symptoms of adhd, these are not very large studies and most studies have shown no evidence that diet affects symptoms of adhd.
However, food with stimulants like caffeine can lead to some calm in symptoms in some children with adhd but it does not last long and can cause rebound.

In brief: Different ways
While there are some studies that show that some artificial colors can lead to symptoms of adhd, these are not very large studies and most studies have shown no evidence that diet affects symptoms of adhd.
However, food with stimulants like caffeine can lead to some calm in symptoms in some children with adhd but it does not last long and can cause rebound.
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