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Inadequacy of essential fatty acids

An inadequacy of essential fatty acids is one of the most widespread nutritional deficiencies among modern humans.

This represents a serious potential health risk for children, in particular, since fatty acids are so crucial for proper growth and development.

  1. Clinical controlled studies show that essential fatty acid levels are significantly lower in hyperactive children.
  2. The British Organization Hyperactive Children's Support group conducted a detailed survey of hyperactive children and their families and concluded that "many of these children have a deficiency of essential fatty acids."
  3. This deficiency had a greater impact on male children, because their requirements for essential fatty acids are, in general, much higher.

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