A study directed by José Ángel Alda, Section Head of SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital’s Psychiatry and Psychology Department , and María Izquierdo Pulido, a lecturer in the University of Barcelona’s faculty of pharmacy, has been considered by the prestigious journal Pediatrics to be one of the best studies of 2017.
It is the first scientific work connecting the Mediterranean diet with lower diagnosis of ADHD. The study was conducted in a sample of 120 children and adolescents, 60 of whom had ADHD and with 60 making up the control group.
The study’s results suggest that some poor dietary habits that are not found in the Mediterranean diet might play a role in the development of ADHD, although they do not allow a direct cause and effect relationship to be established.
See earlier news item: A study connecting the Mediterranean diet with lower diagnosis of ADHD