Fatty Acids & ADHD (2007)

This study investigated fatty acids & ADHD. The study was a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised trial involving 132 children with ADHD. Significant medium to strong positive treatment effects were found on parent ratings of core ADHD symptoms, inattention, hyperactivity/impulsivity, on the Conners Parent Rating Scale (CPRS) in both PUFA treatment groups compared with the placebo group; no additional effects were found with the micronutrients. After a one-way crossover to active supplements in all groups for a further 15 weeks, these results were replicated in the placebo group, and the treatment groups continued to show significant improvements on CPRS core symptoms. No significant effects were found on Conners Teacher Rating Scales.

N Sinn, ‘Effect of supplementation with polyunsaturated fatty acids and micronutrients on learning and behavior problems associated with child’ Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 28(2); 82-91, 2007

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