Fitzsimon 1978: Salicylate sensitivity in children reported to respond to salicylate exclusion

30959415 - cool young boy pointing to empty space over whiteMedical Journal of Australia, 1978. Dec 2;2(12):570-2

To test for reactions to salicylate, 12 children who had been on the Feingold diet for about a year were challenge-tested with 40 mg of acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) in a double-blind, cross-over trial with ascorbic acid as a placebo.

QUOTE:  “…significance was reached in tests of general cognitive capacity, line walking and the “finger-to-nose” tests, as well as increased disturbance in sleep patterns in these children.”

NOTE:  This is astonishing when you realize that 40 mg is only about a half a baby aspirin!!  So far, this is the only study I have found directly testing salicylate on children.

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