Following research carried out in 2007 at the University of Southampton, which was funded by the FSA (Food Standards Agency) certain Artificial Food Colourings and one preservative were found (for the second FSA funded study) to cause Hyperactivity.
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A trial of removing food additives should be considered for hyperactive children.
According to the Centres for Disease Control in the USA 3-5% of children have ADHD
Reported in the press 1st Feb 2012 Taking Fish oils in Pregnancy can protect your baby from eczema. The Australian scientists that Omega 3 Fatty Acids passed on via the Placenta affects the baby’s immune system which protects against eczema. More research is needed to find out if Fish Oils could protect against Hayfever and Asthma. The Government advises against pregnant women consuming more than 4 portions of oily fish a week. This is due to possible contamination by Mercury and other heavy metals PS The HACSG have noticed in Hair Mineral Analysis raised levels of Mercury and further enquires have found that the children were having Tuna/Salmon several times a day. It seem the smaller oily fish, Mackerel, Sardines are more likely to be lower in Mercury.
This was reported in the Daily Mail 2nd Feb 2012 Women who eat oily fish during pregnancy are more likely to have brainy children according to researchers, As part of a £5 million European Commission study into diet, Spanish researchers examined 2,000 women before and after pregnancy. Their children were tested with verbal intelligence quizzes and on their verbal and motor skills, the children whose mothers consumed the oily fish did the best in the tests. Omega 3 in particular contributed to the healthy development of the eyes and brain of the developing fetus.
A study found that disruptive pupils, including some with ADHD were 9 months ahead of quieter pupils in reading and maths. Experts from the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring at Durham University looked at teachers evaluations of 12,251 4 and 5 year olds of all abilities and found that those children who were overactive and tended to blurt out answers do better than expected because they were found to be engaging in the lessons more. HACSG comment; It has been shown that many Hyperactive/ ADHD children are very bright.