Study Looks At Relationship Between ADHD, Sunlight


UPDATED: Tuesday March 26, 2013 5:50 PM

Researchers found what many parents already know - more sunlight and less screen time is better for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

A new study looks at the relationship between kids with ADHD and how much sunlight they get.

Researchers looked at different states. What they found is the sunnier the state, such as California, Arizona and Colorado, the less prevalence of ADHD.

"It appears that the amount of sunshine has a protective affect for ADHD," said L. Eugene Arnold, a professor at the Ohio State University. "It won't prevent all cases, but there is a highly significant statistical correlation that it is good to get some sunshine."

Officials said the study will be replicated and needs further research.

Ohio State is involved in the research.

Anyone who is interested in being a part of the ADHD study at OSU can call OSU at call 614-688-3375.

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