Food coloring linked to ADHD in small children

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The cause for ADHD is unknown, but a new study suggests there might be a link between the disease and artificial coloring used in foods.  The artificial colors that were linked are dyes such as Red number 3, Red number 40, Yellow number 5 and Yellow number 6.  These dyes are not being labeled as the only cause of ADHD but consuming too much of them have shown to increase symptoms in small children.

The artificial dyes are found in foods ranging from candy to cereal along with other items including mouthwash and marshmallows.


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