The role of diet in managing immune dysfunction and inflammatory processes that contribute to ADHD and related neurodevelopmental disorders
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by lack of attention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity. Its cause is considered to be multifactorial, involving a combination of genetics, perinatal factors (e.g., low birth weight, prematurity, prenatal exposure to toxins such as alcohol and/or smoke), as well as environmental and socioeconomic factors.
The immune system is a key player in gut–brain interactions, with extensive alterations in immune function known to contribute to the pathophysiology of neurodevelopmental disorders, including dysregulated inflammation, elevated levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines and altered immune cell function. In this webinar Dr Nina Bailey will describe the role of immune dysfunction and inflammatory processes linked to the pathophysiology of neurodevelopmental disorders and will provide an overview of the nutritional interventions that can help to successfully manage symptoms.