Monday, June 21, 2021

Study links mothers' use of paracetamol during pregnancy to ADHD, autism in kids

 

An epidemiological study of more than 70,000 children in six European cohorts has linked symptoms of ADHD and autism spectrum conditions (ASC) to the mothers' use of paracetamol (acetaminophen) during pregnancy.


Hindustan Times


A new study found that prenatal exposure to paracetamol is associated with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism symptoms in childhood.

The study, published in the European Journal of Epidemiology, was led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by the "la Caixa" Foundation.

The epidemiological study of more than 70,000 children in six European cohorts has linked symptoms of ADHD and autism spectrum conditions (ASC) to the mothers' use of paracetamol (acetaminophen) during pregnancy.

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