Kaplan 1989: Dietary replacement in preschool-aged hyperactive boys

Pediatrics.  Jan;83(1):7-17

The authors tested a number of children using what could be called a “stage two Feingold Diet.”

The diet used, in other words, eliminated food dyes and several other additives, but did not eliminate salicylate-containing foods such as apples and oranges.

More than half the subjects exhibited a reliable improvement in behavior and negligible placebo effects,

In addition, five other symptoms often accompanying ADHD tended to improve on the experimental diet — halitosis, night awakenings, difficulty to get to sleep,  rhinitis, and headache.

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