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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.
- Clinical controlled studies show that essential fatty acid levels are significantly lower in hyperactive children.
- 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."
- 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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