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Food additives appear to increase hyperactivity

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Food additives appear to increase hyperactivity

Food additives appear to increase hyperactivity

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/s ... hub=Health
Artificial food colouring and preservatives commonly found in many of the foods children regularly eat appear to lead to increased levels of hyperactivity, finds a study in The Lancet.

The study found that it wasn't just children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who were affected, but all the children had trouble with inattention, impulsivity, and overactivity.
New study links food additives to hyperactivity in children

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/afp/20070905/t ... 8bc_1.html


I always wonder why the conspiracy theory websites always provide warnings before the main stream research teams. :cheesygri

For example, http://www.fedupwithfoodadditives.info/

Yes, these conspiracy theory websites are unscientific as pointed out by yahoo's article. :cheesygri
The first caution about food additives and their impact on child health were made more than three decades ago, but evidence to give flesh to this warning has been scant or contested as unscientific.

In the past decade, hyperactivity has -- apparently -- ballooned into serious proportions in some countries, stirring controversy along the way.

US doctors commonly see hyperactivity as a medical condition (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD) and prescribe a potent drug, ritalin, to treat it.

Other experts speculate that hyperactivity has social causes such as home instability and poor education, and say use of powerful, mind-altering drugs is dangerous.
A current Toronto Public Flyer dated Nov 2004.
http://www.toronto.ca/health/pdf/nm_chi ... aviour.pdf

Not just artificial food colouring, I find that my child is a bit hyper after consumed a 'natural colour' called Annatto, (E160b) in this loblaws organic animal cookies, click the 'ingredients' tab, the last ingredient. The code number is E160b, which is not printed.

http://www.presidentschoice.ca/FoodAndR ... /catid/179

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annatto
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Jan 16, 2003
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I'm fed up with all the additives / salt / sugar that they put in the food. That's why I tend to cook as much as possible. Sadly, the average joe doesn't seem to care about these additives, just look at the average shopping cart at your local grocery store :|
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Nov 22, 2006
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Also Tartrazine (Yellow #5) is a recognized headache/migrane trigger. So if you feel crappy after those cheesies or vanilla pudding try eliminating it from your diet.
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Jan 29, 2006
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Here is an article about the removal of diacetyl (butter flavor agent) from microwave popcorn. Workers in the popcorn plants develop in ailment called "popcorn lung". It was announced yesterday that ConAgra (makers of Orville Redenbacher and ACT II popcorn) that they will stop using diacetyl.


http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/s ... /20070905/
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Yes, just ban these additives.

I am giving my son H
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[quote="getmail99" post_id="5580385" time="1189093568" user_id="21"]I am giving my son H

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