Maternal obesity linked to ADHD and behavioral problems in children, NIH study suggests

Maternal obesity may increase a child’s risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to an analysis by researchers from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health. The researchers found that mothers–but not fathers–who were overweight or obese before pregnancy were more likely…

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