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Children of chemically intolerant mothers at greater risk for ADHD, autism

July 30, 2015

Mothers with chemical intolerance are more likely to give birth to children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or autism spectrum disorder, according to a recent study.

“Chemical intolerance affects an estimated 10% to 30% of the U.S. population and occurs worldwide across a range of demographic groups and ages,” Lynne P. Heilbrun, MPH, of the department of family and community medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and colleagues wrote. “Our results suggest that mothers with chemical intolerance are more likely to have children with autism spectrum disorder or ADHD than mothers without chemical intolerance.”

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