Red dye & AD/HD in kids

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Another possible link to AD/HD might be found in the foods our kids eat.

Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann, Pediatrician, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and Mom Doc, stopped by to discuss red food dye.

Many parents say they have cured their kids from ADHD by removing artificial colors from their diet, especially Red Dye #40.  Since 2010 the European Union has required warning labels on foods with artificial dyes stating that they 'may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children.'

But here in the United States the FDA continues to state that artificial food dyes are safe, and ADHD diagnoses are on the rise.

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