For a little yellow flower, it's ignited a huge debate. Believe the
headlines and St John's wort won't help hyperactive kids, but last
week's study asks more questions than it answers. It's time to put
Cutting out colours and preservatives from the diets of hyperactive
children should be standard part of dealing with the disorder, says
a professor who takes a more stringent view than the FSA following
the Southampton study publication.
The European Food Safety Authority has concluded that the
Southampton study gives no basis for changing acceptable daily
intakes (ADI) of food additives, due to inconsistencies and the
inability to attribute the effect to any additives...
The UK's Food Standards Agency has requested the food industry tell
it what action has been taken to remove certain artificial
additives from products and the timeframe for achieving further
removals, in the light of the Southampton...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has announced it will
prioritise its own review of the six colours at the heart of the
recent study linking certain artificial additives with children's
The FSA has issued new advice on certain artificial additives
following research into a link with children's behaviour: that
eliminating them from the diet could have some benefits for
hyperactive kids or those with ADHD.