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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0729091454.htm
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Interesting. They focus a lot on Omega 3's, which are recommended for people with ADD/ADHD. (As well as a lot of other people).
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Interesting. They focus a lot on Omega 3's, which are recommended for people with ADD/ADHD. (As well as a lot of other people).
I know that one therapy (although not 100% backed up by science and ADHD working groups) is the use of PUFAs which are poly unsaturated fatty acids, which are all either Omega 3 or Omega 6.
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Re: Western Diet link to ADD

Instead of just poting a link could you also post a synopsis of what you are linking to. Thanks.

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A "healthy" pattern is a diet high in fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains and fish.

It smacks of the anti-horsemeat lobbying establishment's talking points.
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Instead of just poting a link could you also post a synopsis of what you are linking to. Thanks.
In all fairness at least now he did link something from a scientific journal
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In all fairness at least now he did link something from a scientific journal
Well... not quite.

He didn't link the actual study from the peer-reviewed journal, nor did he compare and contrast it with other studies to reach an independent conclusion about the cited study's strengths and weaknesses or to evaluate the plausibility of its assertion regarding the influence of diet on ADHD.
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Well... not quite.

He didn't link the actual study from the peer-reviewed journal,
that is because of publication rights, you probably have to pay for a copy
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that is because of publication rights, you probably have to pay for a copy
I was determined to find a free copy... but alas...

http://jad.sagepub.com/content/15/5/403.full.pdf+html
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I know that one therapy (although not 100% backed up by science and ADHD working groups) is the use of PUFAs which are poly unsaturated fatty acids, which are all either Omega 3 or Omega 6.
One of my daughters in London, who has 1 child with dyslexia and 1 with dyslexia and dyspraxia, has been giving both children large doses of both Omega 3 and Omega 6 for over a year now.
She feels it is having a good effect but, possibly it's too early to say with any certainty.
This was recommended by the children's doctor, but isn't covered by the National Health Service, of course.
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One of my daughters in London, who has 1 child with dyslexia and 1 with dyslexia and dyspraxia, has been giving both children large doses of both Omega 3 and Omega 6 for over a year now.
She feels it is having a good effect but, possibly it's too early to say with any certainty.
This was recommended by the children's doctor, but isn't covered by the National Health Service, of course.
Yep, I mainly found about this while I attended an international ADHD conference, I even got free samples
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Re: Western Diet link to ADD

I don't actually care where it is linking to; I would rather know a little bit about what is linked so I have a better idea of whether I want to click or not.

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Yep, I mainly found about this while I attended an international ADHD conference, I even got free samples
I'm taking it too, Angela, in the hope it will ward off senile dementia.
Either way I won't know because, either my brain will be so addled I won't personally be aware of the difference, or I'll remain just about as peanut-brained as I am now for the rest of my life, so will equally never know whether or not this could be put down to taking Omegas 3 and 6 or just good luck.
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I don't actually care where it is linking to; I would rather know a little bit about what is linked so I have a better idea of whether I want to click or not.
point taken
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Last month they said it was second hand smoke.... Wish they would make up their mind....!
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Re: Western Diet link to ADD

OP posts a link to something without offering any comment about it whatsoever within THAT post and also, does not post anything within the rest of the body of the thread (as yet).

Smells like troll to me.
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OP posts a link to something without offering any comment about it whatsoever within THAT post and also, does not post anything within the rest of the body of the thread (as yet).

Smells like troll to me.
I bet he owns a Chinese food restaurant and wants to scare us all towards his establishment by promising he wont serve our kids ADD.....! Now thats smart marketing.
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Objective: To examine the relationship between dietary patterns and ADHD in a population-based cohort of adolescents.

Method: The Raine Study is a prospective study following 2,868 live births. At the 14-year follow-up, the authors collected detailed adolescent dietary data, allowing for the determination of major dietary patterns using factor analysis. ADHD diagnoses were recorded according to International Classification of Deiseases, 9th Revision coding conventions. Logistic regression was used to assess the relationship between scores for major dietary pattern and ADHD diagnoses.
Results: Data were available for 1,799 adolescents, and a total of 115 adolescents had an ADHD diagnosis. Two major dietary patterns were identified: “Western” and “Healthy.” A higher score for the Western dietary pattern was associated with ADHD diagnosis (odds ratio = 2.21, 95% confidence interval = 1.18, 4.13) after adjusting for known confounding factors from pregnancy to 14 years. ADHD diagnosis was not associated with the “Healthy” dietary pattern.

Conclusion: A Western-style diet may be associated with ADHD.
So it "may be" ...or then again, it may not be.

And "associated with" should not be read as "causes".

One of the authors stated when the study was published over a year ago:

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This is a cross-sectional study so we cannot be sure whether a poor diet leads to ADHD or whether ADHD leads to poor dietary choices and cravings'
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Re: Western Diet link to ADD

I suppose if you let your kids sit around playing XBox all day, drinking Coke and eating Cheetos, then ADD might be related to diet.
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So it "may be" ...or then again, it may not be.

And "associated with" should not be read as "causes".

One of the authors stated when the study was published over a year ago:
Too many fracking scientists on EF (which is a good thing as it keeps the bankers and economists in check).
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