UPDATE: PLEASE READ COMMENT #4. IT IS FROM SOMEONE WHO CLAIMS TO KNOW A LOT ABOUT THIS STUDY AND HAS SOME INFORMATION THAT DISPUTES THE REUTERS STORY.
A small European study that showed food additives could lead to hyperactivity in kids has been proven wrong. More specifically, it hasn't proved to be accurate enough to warrant a change in kids' diets.
Reuters is reporting, the European Food Safety Authority found "limited evidence that the mixtures of additives tested had a small effect on the activity and attention of some children."
"The additives analyzed by the UK researchers were Tartrazine (E102), Quinoline Yellow (E104), Sunset Yellow FCF (E110), Ponceau 4R (E124), Allura Red AC (E129), Carmoisine (E122) and sodium benzoate (E211)."
However, there may still be a connection between these food additives and hyperactivity in kids who have allergies to them, but is was "not possible at present to assess how widespread such sensitivity may be in the general population."
It would be nice to know if there is something tangible causing all this hyperactivity in kids. Too bad this study didn't help out us parents!