Years ago artificial colorings were thought to be a cause of adverse health and behavioral effects in children. Organizations such as Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Sidney Wolf's Health Research Group provided much evidence in support of this contention. In the end, pediatric organizations determined that any connection was at best, tenuous.
Now, it appears that the issue is on the table again. The FDA has taken up the cause and is leaning towards issuing formal warnings against artificial food colorings. Why the change of heart? A growing list of studies has affirmatively linked these food dyes to hyperactivity (ADHD and ADD) in children.
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