Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 7, 2016

Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Bouhanni punches through to take Dauphine field sprint; Opie wins second stage at Tour of Korea; Porte seeks Tour leadership at Dauphiné;  Hepburn returning focus back to the track for Rio; Canadian cycling legend Jocelyn Lovell passes away; Paul Lew joins EDCO Engineering; Cyclist dies after collision with London bus; Specialized Foundation to fund research about exercise effects on ADHD; Recap: Critérium du Dauphiné stage 1; An Post Ras with Neon Velo; On-board video from Dauphiné prologue; Anatomy of a bike throw

Specialized Foundation to fund research about exercise effects on ADHD

by CyclingTips

The Specialized Foundation is teaming up with Stanford University researchers to study how exercise affects children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Specialized founder Mike Sinyard, who has struggled with ADHD since childhood, found that through exercise he was able to focus his passion and energy. He began the foundation in 2015 with the goal of funding original research and cycling programs to improve the lives of children.

“Right now there is a gap in the scientific community around ADHD,” said Allan Reiss, MD, director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research and the Howard C. Robbins Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.

“Physicians and families have observed the benefits that physical activities can have for some children with ADHD, but the formal research to quantify and explain those benefits are lacking. Our hope is to one day understand how each individual is affected by genetics, the environment, and other factors and how treatments like exercise make a difference from one person to the next.”

“As a company of passionate riders, we intuitively recognize the benefits of exercise and cycling on our own abilities to focus and wanted to learn more about using cycling and exercise as a potential new symptom management tool for children and their families to consider,” Sinyard said.

Click through to read more at Specialized Foundation.