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Cigarette smoking during pregnancy linked to ADHD risk in offspring
by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
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29 December 2017
On 29 December 2017 Reuters reported:
Children born to women who smoke cigarettes during pregnancy, especially when mothers are heavy smokers, are at an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new review of medical studies confirms. Mothers who smoked during pregnancy had an overall 60 percent higher risk of having a child with ADHD compared to women who didn't smoke. For mothers who smoked fewer than 10 cigarettes per day, the risk of having a child who developed ADHD was 54 percent higher than for nonsmoking mothers. For mothers who were heavier smokers, the risk was 75 percent higher than for nonsmokers.
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An increased risk of ADHD for children of women who smoke while pregnant has been reported before. What's new here, the authors say, is that the data have been pooled from studies in multiple countries and time periods, and also that as the daily tally of cigarettes went up, the risk of ADHD went up.
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