ADHD (disorder attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) is the behavioral disorder most common in childhood, although it is thought that it is overdiagnosed, affects about 3.4 percent of children and teens all over the world.

Its causes are multifactorial (neurological, genetic, psychosocial) and is often spoken of the risks associated with the disorder, but not in the role that they may have the power in its prevention. A new study suggests that the mediterranean diet could be related to a diagnosis less of the disorder.

Some dietary habits inadequate might have something to do in the development of this psychiatric disorder.

Dietary patterns are unhealthy such as consumption of processed foods, low consumption of fruits and vegetables, as well as skipping breakfast and high consumption of sugar, would be related to a higher prevalence of the diagnosis.

Also, they believe that deficiencies in essential nutrients such as iron, zinc, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids, etc, which are essential for cognitive development and physical, could have a essential role among the causes of the disorder.

The mediterranean diet is, without a doubt, an investment in health for the little ones (and adults too). To be rich in fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats, it provides the most necessary nutrients in the proportions needed, so that could be a factor of protection against ADHD.

The authors of the study insist that there is to do more studies to determine whether a change of dietary habits towards a healthy diet, like the mediterranean diet, it may be useful to reverse or improve the symptoms of ADHD.

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