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ADHD from Allergy? Study Shows Benefit from Diet Changes

A recent study found that putting children with ADHD on a restrictive diet to eliminate possible, unknown food allergies decreased hyperactivity for 64 percent of kids.

Of the 41 kids who completed the elimination diet, 32 saw decreased symptoms. When foods thought to be "triggers" for each child were reintroduced, most of the children relapsed.

According to ABC News:

"Currently, food elimination diets are not standard of care in the U.S. or in the Netherlands, where the study was performed. They are used limitedly when parents specifically request to attempt this alternative treatment for the hyperactivity disorder."

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