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Food Coloring and ADHD – No known link, but wider safety issues Remain: Researcher UMD
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University of Maryland NouvellesLe June 14 2011Food Coloring and ADHD – No known link, but wider safety issues Remain: ChercheurRôle the FDA Panel raises concerns about scientific and ParentCOLLEGE PARK, Md. – University of Maryland When psychologist Andrea Chronis-Tuscano testified before a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hearing last March, he changed his mind about the possible risks of artificial food coloring for children, and grows closer look at the products of its own pantry that feeds its enfants.Chronis-Tuscano walked into the meeting certain that there is no convincing scientific evidence supports the idea that food coloring additives cause Attention deficit or ADHD – nor that strict diets eliminating dyes effectively treat maladie.Alors the testimony of other experts have not shaken this evaluation, it has raised concerns about the lack of research on the general safety of food dyes for children. “Le testimony I heard presents significant questions for me – issues that have not been adequately studied by scientists, “says Chronis-Tuscano, a mother of young children, an associate professor of psychology and director of the University Maryland ADHD Program. “From the womb, the developing brain is particularly sensitive to toxins,” says Chrois-Tuscano. “It is important to obtain better information on the amount of these substances American children consume, and if these levels are dangerous. “Given the lack of evidence, I am not convinced that food coloring additives are dangerous, but I’m not convinced they are not. It is certainly possible that some small subset of children have a particular sensitivity to these substances. “Issue should not stop there. We need better answers about the effects of these additives on our nation’s children “elle.Le concludes debate on a possible link between food additives and a range of child behavior issues, such as ADHD, has persisted for decades, under the leadership of the parents’ desire to find a solution which does not involve powerful drugs. “This debate has itself been colored by weak science and strong emotional beliefs,” Chronis-Tuscano said. “My concern as a clinician is that the belief shared by many parents that diets eliminating all food additives can cure ADHD often delays or prevents them from obtaining treatment for their children who are supported by solid scientific evidence – behavior therapy, stimulant drugs or their combination. The earlier treatment begins as the best. Goes down the wrong path wastes resources and, more importantly, valuable time in the life of a child. “Chronis-Tuscano wrote an account of his reaction to testify before the committee the FDA. Here is an excerpt: I learned many things through my participation in the hearing by the FDA that concern me both as a scientist and mother of two young children. Food coloring is overrepresented in products designed to be attractive to children, the FDA has no specific data on the consumption of food coloring for some sub-groups in the United States, including children, experts of the Committee noted that appropriate toxicological studies have not been conducted to determine the effects of these additives on the development of different brain âges.En despite limited science, the United Kingdom and other European countries have asked manufacturers include warning labels – a step that can discourage the use of these additives in foods, especially for children. After all, these dyes are purely aesthetic and can be replaced by staining naturelle.En Meanwhile, even if the evidence does not currently warrant FDA action, parents and consumers can still agir.Même if I do not intend to put my family on any type of elimination diet, since my experience on the board, I became more sensitive to food labels. Interestingly, more than 90 percent of the food coloring I found in my pantry was my children’s vitamins, medicines, and dentifrice.Mais is a stopgap. Buy natural foods without additives are more expensive and less convenient, it is simply not possible for all Américains.Une fuller answer scientists about the effects of food coloring additives on children in the United States is required. Keep this issue on the agenda of the nations health publique.Un complete copy Chronis-Tuscano’s account is available online at: newsdesk.umd.edu / dynamic / chronis_additives.cfm CONTACT: Neil TicknerRelations media leading the AssociateUniversité Maryland301email@example.com