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TOPIC: ADHD Risk in Children Linked to Allergies, Asthma

ADHD Risk in Children Linked to Allergies, Asthma 14 Aug 2013 17:56 #256

ADHD Risk in Children Linked to Allergies, Asthma
Posted August 14, 2013 by Rick Nauert PHD reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

A new study suggests a potential link between allergy, asthma and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.

Experts say the number of children presenting with the three conditions is on the upswing in the United States.

As published in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, researchers found an increased risk of ADHD in boys who have a history of allergy or asthma. ADHD is most commonly found in males, while asthma is also more common in young boys than girls.

“We found there is an increased risk of ADHD in boys with a history of asthma and an even stronger risk associated with milk intolerance,” said Eelko Hak, lead study author.


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