Thank you for your article on ADHD (WDDTY vol 11 no 11; February 2001), which included much useful advice.
However, you err in stating that saturated fats can interfere with the conversion of EFAs into their long chain forms.
Saturated fats actually assist in this conversion. Their effects are opposite to those of the trans fats, which inhibit these conversions.
In addition, saturated fatty acids occur mostly in animal fats, which are also carriers of vitamins A and D, both of which are vital to mineral absorption and key to the health of the nervous system.
If parents restrict saturated fats in the erroneous belief that they contribute to ADHD, they will be denying their children nutrients that are crucial to normal brain function.
For more information on the importance of dietary saturated fats, see 'Facts about Fats' (www.westonaprice.org . Sally Fallon, President, The Weston A. Price Foundation, via E-mail