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Fetuses deprived of oxygen at risk for ADHD: Study

Written by: QMI Agency
Dec. 10, 2012

(QMI Agency Files)


Children whose brains were deprived of oxygen while they were in utero are significantly more likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder later in their lives, a new study has found.

The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, looked at the link between ischemic-hypoxic conditions (IHC) — situations in which the brain is deprived of oxygen — and ADHD by examining the electronic health records of almost 82,000 five-year-olds.

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