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Oxygen Deprivation in Utero May Lead to Attention Problems

10:45 AM, Jan 7, 2013   |    comments
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Babies who experienced oxygen deprivation before birth may be at risk for attention problems.

Researchers at Kaiser Permanente reviewed the health records of nearly 82-thousand children.

They found those who'd had respiratory distress or oxygen deprivation in utero had an increased risk for developing attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

There was also a link found among those whose mothers had extremely high blood pressure while pregnant.

Association was strongest for preterm births and deliveries with cord complications.

 

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