Fatty acid status and behavioural symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in adolescents: A case-control study

@article{Colter2008FattyAS,
  title={Fatty acid status and behavioural symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in adolescents: A case-control study},
  author={Ashley L Colter and Caroline Cutler and Kelly Anne Meckling},
  journal={Nutrition Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={7},
  pages={8 - 8}
}
BackgroundMost studies of Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have focused on either young children or older adults. The current study compared 11 ADHD adolescents with 12 age-matched controls. The purpose was to examine differences in dietary intake, particularly of essential fatty acids, and determine whether this could explain the typical abnormalities in red blood cell fatty acids observed in previous studies of young children. A secondary purpose was to determine if there were… CONTINUE READING
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