Dietary Intake and Nutrient Status of Children With ADHD
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Assess the dietary intake of children aged 6-12 years by means of a 24-hour recall and 3-day food record and asses the nutrient status of Vitamin B6, serum ferritin, serum zinc and serum copper of the same children by means of standard laboratory assessments.
Condition or disease
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
To document the use of vitamin and vitamin-mineral supplements
To determine the percent consumption of low nutrient density (LND) foods
To compare the dietary intake of ADHD children with the established standards of the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)
To compare the dietary intake of children with ADHD to the dietary recommendations of Canada’s Food Guide for Healthy Eating
To determine whether dietary intake is moderated by drug treatment
To assess the pyridoxal-5’-phosphate (PLP), serum ferritin, serum zinc, and serum copper status of ADHD by standard laboratory blood test
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Ages Eligible for Study:
6 Years to 12 Years (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Primary diagnosis of ADHD
Age 6-12 years inclusive
No use of medication that affects dietary intake (eg. Risperdal)