Category Archives: Diet Studies

Studies on the Feingold Diet, some modification of the Feingold Diet, Failsafe Diet, Oligoantigenic Diet, or simply a diet eliminating food dyes or any combination of additives. Some of these studies are double-blind with the use of a control diet, and some are not.

Brenner 1977: A study of the efficacy of the Feingold diet on hyperkinetic children. Some favorable personal observations.

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Clinical Pediatrics (Phila) 1977 Jul;16(7):652-6 (Case studies) When 32 hyperactive children Dr. Brenner had been treating medically for years were given the Feingold diet, 11 of them — 34.3% —  “markedly improved.“  Another 2 improved as much but were older, … Continue reading

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Conners 1976: Food additives and hyperkinesis: a controlled double-blind experiment

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Pediatrics,  1976 Aug;58(2):154-66. In a double-blind crossover study, 15 children were given a control diet and the “K-P” (Feingold) diet eliminating artificial flavors, colors, and natural salicylates. QUOTE:  “Both parents and teachers reported fewer hyperkinetic symptoms on the K-P diet … Continue reading

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Cook 1976: The Feingold dietary treatment of the hyperkinetic syndrome

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Medical Journal of Australia. 1976 Jul 17;2(3):85-8, 90. In Australia, 15 children were given the Feingold diet.  Parents of 13 of them (87%) reported improvement in their children’s behaviour and a relapse upon eating off-diet items. MedLine

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Salzman 1976: Allergy testing, psychological assessment and dietary treatment of the hyperactive child syndrome

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Medical Journal of Australia 1976 Aug 14;2(7):248-51 Thirty-one children with behavioural problems and learning difficulties were allergy tested … 15 of them were given the Feingold diet (then called the KP Diet).  Ninety-three per cent (93%) responded with improved behaviour … Continue reading

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