Nutrition Evidence Alert – September 2023 – Neurodiversity & ADHD

Neurodiversity & ADHD  – Your Monthly Alert

From our Experts


Circulating levels of maternal vitamin D and risk of ADHD in offspring: results from the Vitamin D Antenatal Asthma Reduction Trial in International Journal of Epidemiology. 2022. With Expert Review from Jessica Rigutto

Impulsiveness in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder after an 8-week intervention with the Mediterranean diet and/or omega-3 fatty acids: a randomised clinical trial in Neurologia. 2022. With Expert Review from Ana-Paula Agrela

The Association between ADHD and Celiac Disease in Children in Children (Basel, Switzerland). 2022. With Expert Review from Kate Lawrence

Micronutrients for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Youths: A Placebo-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trialin Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2022. With Expert Review from Gail Brady

Efficacy and Safety of Q10 Ubiquinol With Vitamins B and E in Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A Retrospective Chart Review in Frontiers in Psychiatry. 2022. With Expert Review from Ana-Paula Agrela

This month, the NED Editorial Board and Expert Review Panel is delighted to feature some of the latest research on nutrition, lifestyle and neurodiversity, with a particular focus on ADHD. Read the reviews from our experts on this topic above and dive into more science below.


Selected Podcasts and Blog Posts this Month

Dr Ruscio unpacks the science on Probiotic Drinks

Probiotic Drinks  – Dr Ruscio Radio

Dr Hyman in conversation George Papaicolaou

Why ADHD is not a psychiatric disorder or brain disease – The Doctor’s Pharmacy


Your Reference Library

For practitioners, researchers, policy makers and students with particular interest in this area, here’s our long list

Effects of a Synbiotic on Plasma Immune Activity Markers and Short-Chain Fatty Acids in Children and Adults with ADHD-A Randomized Controlled Trial in Nutrients. 2023

Changes in Eating Behaviors Following Taste Education Intervention: Focusing on Children with and without Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Their Families: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Nutrients. 2022

Towards Tailored Gut Microbiome-Based and Dietary Interventions for Promoting the Development and Maintenance of a Healthy Brain in Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2021

The effect of vitamin D and magnesium supplementation on the mental health status of attention-deficit hyperactive children: a randomized controlled trial in BMC Pediatrics. 2021

The Influence of Prenatal DHA Supplementation on Individual Domains of Behavioral Functioning in School-Aged Children: Follow-Up of a Randomized Controlled Trial in Nutrients. 2021

Efficacy of non-pharmacological interventions on executive functions in children and adolescents with ADHD: A systematic review and meta-analysis in Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 2023.

The relationship between diabetes mellitus and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis in Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2022

Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Inflammatory Biomarkers in School-Aged Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in International Journal of Clinical Practice. 2022

Association of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Diagnosis With Adolescent Quality of Life in JAMA Network Open. 2022


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