Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Is it time to Reappraise the Role of Sugar Consumption?

@article{Johnson2011AttentionDeficitHyperactivityDI,
  title={Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Is it time to Reappraise the Role of Sugar Consumption?},
  author={Richard J. Johnson and Mark S. Gold and David R. Johnson and Takuji Ishimoto and Miguel A. Lanaspa and Nancy R. Zahniser and Nicole M. Avena},
  journal={Postgraduate Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={123},
  pages={39 - 49}
}
Abstract Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects nearly 10% of children in the United States, and the prevalence of this disorder has increased steadily over the past decades. The cause of ADHD is unknown, although recent studies suggest that it may be associated with a disruption in dopamine signaling whereby dopamine D2 receptors are reduced in reward-related brain regions. This same pattern of reduced dopamine-mediated signaling is observed in various reward-deficiency… Expand
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