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Parental Asthma May Increase ADHD Risk in Kids

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An analysis of data concerning the first twenty years of life of nearly one million Danes suggests that children born to asthmatic mothers may have up to a 41% increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), while having a father with asthma is associated with a 13% elevated risk for ADHD. The study authors conclude, “These results support theories regarding shared genetic and environmental risk factors having a role in the development of ADHD.”

Brain, Behavior, & Immunity, August 2019

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