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How does sugar consumption affect ADHD?

Sugar doesn't cause attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or its symptoms, but people who have ADHD are sensitive to it. Consuming sugar can cause blood sugar dips and spikes. People with ADHD may consider a brief trial during which they eliminate as much sugar from their diet as possible.

Sugar goes by many names, so you'll have to read food labels carefully to ferret out hidden sources. Look for names like sucrose, glucose, corn syrup, and evaporated cane juice in ketchup, spaghetti sauce, canned soup, cereal, and any other processed foods.

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