Poverty, gestational diabetes may increase child's ADHD risk

01/2/2012 | U.S. News & World Report

Children born to mothers who were poor and had gestational diabetes were as much as 14 times more likely to have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder by 6 years of age, a study found. Researchers noted that mothers who were poor or who had gestational diabetes were twice as likely to have children with ADHD, and the presence of both factors increased the risk further. The study appears in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

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