Friday, September 16, 2011


The percentage of children with a parent-reported ADHD diagnosis increased by 22% between 2003 and 2007. The government took a survey during those years on medication dosage: in 2003 the prescribed medication dosgae was moderate( on a little, moderate, and severe scale. In 2007 the medication dosage increased by 15% making it severe.At the end of the year 2007 they took a toll on what percentage of all kids in america acually took the medicine on a regular basis and 66.3% of 5.4 million children took it. ADHD is supposedly more prevelant with kids and teens ages 4-17, however, now we are seeing that ADHD is occuring in late teen years such as 15-18.
   I looked into what types of food these kids were eating between 2003 and 2007 and the results shocked me. Between 2003 and 2007 fast food ads for children and teens increased by 20.4%. And, as a result, children and teens started eating more of that food between those years. By the year 2007 kids were eating less micronutrients that we are supposed to. And studies have found then when kids don't eat a high micronutrient diet it causes high energy and obesity. and we can't figure out the cause of ADHD? 
I can say this with confidence: poor eating habits among children and teens is the cause of the rising ADHD disease throughout america.

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