Premature babies may be three times more likely to develop ADHD, new research suggests



Babies who are born too soon or arrive weighing too little are about three times more likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than full-term, healthy-sized infants, a research review suggests.
Researchers examined data from 12 previous studies with a total of 1,787 participants and found that even among these high-risk babies, the odds of ADHD increased as babies spent fewer months in the womb and were born at even tinier sizes.
'There is robust evidence that very preterm or very low birth weight individuals have an increased risk of ADHD,' said senior study author... read more

 
19 December 2017 in Health, Views: 151
Source: Daily Mail
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