Posted by Frances Turk
on January 06, 2000 at 10:32:21:
In Reply to: Re: Science Update! posted by Barbara on November 23, 1999 at 20:41:27:
: : Fatty ACIDS
: : Essential For Kids..
: : The 3 to 5 paercent of school age children who suffer from ATTention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder(ADHD)
: : may share a common health problem ----essential fatty acid (EFA) deficiency. A recent study reported a correlation in
: : Physiology & Behavior illustrates a correlation between EFA deficiencies in children and problems associated with ADHD
: : Boys, ages 6 to 12, whose blood contained lower levels of fatty acids--particular omega-3s--demonstrated
: : more frequent and excessive temper tantrums, sleeping problems, problems getting up in the morning and learning dificulties---al characteristics of kids with ADHD.
: Hi Do you know anything about the low level of fatty acids - omega 3s and a test that's being done to show a predilection for Alzheimers that has something to do with measuring fatty acids?
I am a University student doing some research on ADD in conjunction with a deficiency of essential fatty acids in the child's diet. If you have any websites that you got this information from I would greatly appreciate it!
Thanks ever so much.