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Can diet help athletes manage ADHD?

ADHD is characterised by hyperactivity, impulsivity and/or impulsiveness.

Around 4-10% of all children in US have ADHD and 4.4% of adults (18-44years). This condition peaks when children are 7-8 years and while some symptoms may diminish with time around 65-85% of these kids will carry ADHD into adult life

In this great article Sports Dietitian Nancy Clark looks at many of the issues facing athletes who have this condition and offers up some valuable tips about how to manage:

  • Treatment- medication v’s drug testing
  • Effects on appetite
  • Undereating and it’s effects on muscle conditioning and growth
  • Establishing a new meal pattern to cope with training
  • Picky eating
  • Dietary fibre, sugar and food additives
  • More resources to help

If you or a family member has ADHD and would like a tailored sports nutrition program then contact me for a nutritional assessment.

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