What Causes ADHD: Myths vs. Facts
Countless theories exist about what causes Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children. Some blame environmental factors, including diet. Others claim it is genetics or the product of factors while in the womb. Still others deny the condition entirely, blaming bad parenting. What is true and what is myth about the causes of ADHD?
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Though a popular idea, sugar is not a cause of ADHD. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, studies have been conducted on this very topic and found no link. Researchers have studied behavior and learning capability with children who have taken varying amounts of sugar, sugar substitute and placebos and found no link between sugar and ADHD.