results of a study conducted by a group of American and Canadian experts suggest an association between the consumption of foods contaminated with pesticides, and the development of hyperactivity in children.The authors highlighted the work that the main source of pesticides are traditionally different vegetables and fruits.
The study, which is in question here, Maris Bouchard (Maryse F. Bouchard) from the University of Montreal (University of Montreal) and her colleagues analyzed urine samples from 1,139 children aged 8 to 15 years, measuring the level of the product itmetabolism of organophosphorus pesticides.The researchers point out that the 119 young participants in the study had been diagnosed with the so-called attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (Eng. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD).
reports on the pages an Internet resource medportal.ru, an analysis of information gathered showed that a tenfold increase in pesticide metabolites in infant urine accompanied by an increased r
Commenting on the results, the authors noted that to date, as the main source of pesticide traditionally been a variety of vegetables and fruits.For example, according to the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, in 2008, the organophosphorus pesticide malathion was detected in 28% of samples of blueberry, strawberry samples 25% and 19% celery samples taken for analysis.
According to the information available to the experts the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is currently the treatment of ADHD takes about 2.5 million young citizens of the United States, while the total number of American children suffering from specified syndromeIt reaches 4.5 million people.
detailed report on the work of the Canadian-American research team published in the magazine «Pediatrics».