Hyperkinesis and food additives: Testing the Feingold hypothesis

J. P. Harley, R. S. Ray, L. Tomasi, P. L. Eichman, C. G. Matthews, R. Chun, C. S. Cleeland, E. Traisman

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Teacher ratings, objective classroom and laboratory observational data, attention-concentration, and other psychological measures obtained on 36 school-age, hyperactive boys under experimental and control diet conditions yielded no support for the Feingold hypothesis. Parental ratings revealed positive behavioral changes for the experimental diet; however, they seemed primarily attributable to one diet sequence. Parents' behavioral ratings on ten hyperactive, preschool boys indicated a positive response to the experimental diet; again laboratory observations showed no diet effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)818-828
Number of pages11
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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