Adhering to “healthy lifestyle” may benefit kids with AD/HD, study suggests

In “To Your Health,” the Washington Post (5/31, Cha) reports that “adhering to a ‘healthy lifestyle’” may benefit children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), research published in the Journal of Attention Disorders suggests. The study, which involved 288 youngsters with and without AD/HD and who ranged in age from seven to 11, found that “adhering to strict limits on screen time (only 1-2 hours a day), making sure the child is physically active (at least 1 hour a day), getting enough sleep (9 to 11 hours) and limiting sugared beverages while drinking plenty of water (7-10 cups a day)” helped improve symptoms of AD/HD in those children.