Stevenson 2014: Research review: the role of diet in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder–an appraisal of the evidence on efficacy and recommendations on the design of future studies.

Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 2014 May;55(5):416-27.

The author compares 3 kinds of studies for treatment of ADHD – restricted elimination diets (RED), artificial food colour elimination (AFCE), and essential fatty acid (e.g. fish oil) supplements (SFFA).  He concludes that they are all possibly useful but more studies are needed.


Figure 1: Summary of meta-analysis effect sizes for dietary treatments of ADHD (n: number of included studies)

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