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Study: Some Additives Raise Hyperactivity in Kids

11:12 AM MDT | October 2, 2007 | Kate Phillips

A recently released study saying that a mixture of select artificial food colorings and other additives, including preservative sodium benzoate, could be linked to an adverse effect on behavior of hyperactive 3, 8, and 9 year olds, is stirring a long-standing debate among manufacturers, regulators, and consumers, industry representatives say. The study, carried out by the University of Southampton (Southampton, U.K.) and recently published in the journal The Lancet, was financed by the U.K. Food Standards Agency (FSA; London). In response to the study, FSA...

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