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altSANE is delighted to support the innovative research work taking place at Kings College London into Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Essential Fatty Acids).

 

Currently there is a research project underway that is recruiting school children (aged 12-16) to participate in a new study.

 

Interested to participate? See details below.

 

Research Project in ADHD and mainstream school children:

 

Q. Does your son have inattentive, impulsive and/or hyperactive behaviour? Is he aged between 12 and 16 years of age? Would he be interested in taking part in a scientific research project?

 

Kings College London has been studying the relationship between omega-3 fatty acids and brain function with Professor Eric Taylor since 2006. Research suggests that children and young adults with symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which include inattentive, impulsive and/or hyperactive type behaviours, have low levels of fatty acids. We would like to investigate this further by:

 

1. asking children with an official diagnosis of ADHD to come for a blood test with their non-affected male sibling(s). This is so we can compare the enzyme activity of specific genes which assist the absorption of essential fatty acids into red blood cells (the delta 5 and delta 6 desaturase genes);

 

2. complete some questionnaires about their diet and behaviour. We have full NHS ethical approval and the children / adolescents are, of course, free to withdraw at any time. Participants will be compensated for their time and travel expenses will be reimbursed. Please contact Rachel Gow on 020 7848 0475 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Ethics Code 08/H0722/88.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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