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Is There A Link Between Soy Formula And Attention Deficit Disorder? Scientific Study Of Soy Milk Finds Behavior Problems From High Manganese Levels

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October 7, 2002
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University Of California - Irvine
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Does soy-based infant formula lead to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? There's much speculation -- but little science -- on this association. Shedding some light on this problem, a UC Irvine-led study discovered that a mineral found in high levels in soy milk appears to be linked to behavioral problems.

Irvine, Calif. -- Does soy-based infant formula lead to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? There's much speculation -- but little science -- on this association. Shedding some light on this problem, a UC Irvine-led study discovered that a mineral found in high levels in soy milk appears to be linked to behavioral problems. The study in rats, one of the first scientific inquiries into soy milk and ADHD, indicates that the mineral manganese may cause behavioral problems if consumed in high doses. The study appears in the August issue of NeuroToxicology.


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University Of California - Irvine. (2002, October 7). Is There A Link Between Soy Formula And Attention Deficit Disorder? Scientific Study Of Soy Milk Finds Behavior Problems From High Manganese Levels. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/10/021007071724.htm
University Of California - Irvine. "Is There A Link Between Soy Formula And Attention Deficit Disorder? Scientific Study Of Soy Milk Finds Behavior Problems From High Manganese Levels." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/10/021007071724.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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