4~8歲過動兒與正常兒童飲食攝取之比較

Translated title of the contribution: Dietary intakes of 4~8 years old children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

Suh-Ching Yang, Wan-Chun Chiu, Jiun-Rong Chen, J. C. Lee, Ming-Che Hsieh

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According to the research on biological psychology, the causes of childhood hyperactivity (attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, ADHD) may be related to the damage of microscopical functions in the brain. It is also believed that dietary factors could influence the functions of the brain, such as low protein diets, the deficiencies of tryptophan, essential fatty acids, vitamins or minerals, or the excessive intake of artificial colors and flavors. In addition, dietary sugar and heavy metals, such as lead or mercury, have been reported to be associated with hyperactivity and other behavioral problems in children. Therefore, it is very important to investigate nutrient intake of hyperactive children for helping the medical treatment. By stratified sampling method, twenty and thirty two subjects were selected respectively from hyperactive children and normal children aged four to eight years in this study. The dietary history questionnaire, dietary frequency questionnaire, twenty four-hour dietary recall and three-day dietary record were used to investigate the differences of nutrient intake between hyperactive children and normal children. It was found that essential fatty acid intakes including linoleic and linolenic acid for hyperactive children was significantly less than that of normal children. However, the intake of other nutrients showed no significant differences between hyperactive children and normal children. The relationship between essential fatty acids and childhood hyperactivity warrants more investigation in the future.

Original languageTraditional Chinese
Pages (from-to)153-165
Number of pages13
JournalNutritional Sciences Journal
Volume24
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
food intake
Essential Fatty Acids
essential fatty acids
nutrient intake
childhood
Food
artificial flavorings
questionnaires
Dietary Sucrose
artificial colors
brain
Diet Records
Protein Deficiency
diet history
behavior problems
Protein-Restricted Diet
alpha-Linolenic Acid
diet recall
medical treatment

Keywords

  • Childhood hyperactivity
  • Diet
  • Essential fatty acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science

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4~8歲過動兒與正常兒童飲食攝取之比較. / Yang, Suh-Ching; Chiu, Wan-Chun; Chen, Jiun-Rong; Lee, J. C.; Hsieh, Ming-Che.

In: Nutritional Sciences Journal, Vol. 24, No. 2, 1999, p. 153-165.

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