Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 July 2014

Food colourings linked to hyperactivity in children

Parents are being warned about the dangers of some of the additives contained in sweets, snack foods and fizzy drinks.

A new study published in the Lancet medical journal says artificial food colourings commonly found in these products are linked to hyperactive behaviour and can affect concentration in children.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland is now advising parents of children who display symptoms of hyperactivity to limit their consumption of these colourings.

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