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Study Says Additives Make Kids Hyperactive

Posted - May 26, 2004 at 6:40 a.m.



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LONDON, May 25, 2004 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- Additives in young children's diets tends to make them hyperactive, a British research report indicates.

The study suggests removing artificial colorings and preservatives from food might have a significantly positive impact on reducing hyperactivity.

Researchers studied 300 children subjected to different diets, some of the diets containing artificial additives, such as tartrazine and sunset yellow, during a four-week series of tests, the London Daily Mail reported.

They found three-year-olds became significantly less hyperactive when they were on diets from which the additives had been removed.

Copyright 2004 by United Press International.

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