Prenatal exposure to maternal obesity leads to hyperactivity in offspring [letter to the Editor]

Fernandes, C. and Grayton, H. and Poston, L. and Samuelsson, A.-M. and Taylor, P. D. and Collier, D. A. and Rodriguez, Alina (2012) Prenatal exposure to maternal obesity leads to hyperactivity in offspring [letter to the Editor]. Molecular Psychiatry, 17 (12). pp. 1159-1160. ISSN 1359-4184

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/mp.2011.164

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Abstract

Epidemiological findings show that maternal overweight or obesity at the time of pregnancy is associated with an increase in risk of child neurobehavioral disturbances, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and emotional problems.1, 2 However, these studies leave the question of causality unanswered

Keywords:maternal obesity, Pregnancy, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C820 Developmental Psychology
A Medicine and Dentistry > A990 Medicine and Dentistry not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:22933
Deposited On:27 Apr 2016 15:02

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