Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Increased child hyperactivity linked to food additives

Turns out that that awesome "cheese" that doesn't need refrigeration and those yummy-as-hell "cakes" that don't get hard or dry even after two years on the grocery store shelf probably aren't that good for you.
I know! I'm pissed off and shocked, too.

According to a study conducted at the University of Southampton (linked to on Grinder)

We now have clear evidence that mixtures of certain food colours and benzoate preservative can adversely influence the behaviour of children. There is some previous evidence that some children with behavioural disorders could benefit from the removal of certain food colours from their diet. We have now shown that for a large group of children in the general population, consumption of certain mixtures of artificial food colours and benzoate preservative can influence their hyperactive behaviour.

Sorry, I know that's a real downer. But hey, at least no one's saying babies shouldn't watch TV, right?

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