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August 18, 2016
Source:King’s College London
Summary:

A high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy may be linked to symptoms of ADHD in children who show conduct problems early in life, new research indicates.


Early onset conduct problems and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are a leading causes of child mental health referral. These two disorders tend to occur in tandem and can also be traced back to very similar prenatal experiences such as maternal distress or poor nutrition.
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New research led by scientists from King’s College London and the University of Bristol has found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy may be linked to symptoms of ADHD in children who show conduct problems early in life.
Published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, this study is the first to indicate that epigenetic changes evident at birth may explain the link between unhealthy diet, conduct problems and ADHD.
Early onset conduct problems (e.g. lying, fighting) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are the leading causes of child mental health referral in the UK. These two disorders tend to occur in tandem (more than 40 per cent of children with a diagnosis of conduct disorder also have a diagnosis of ADHD) and can also be traced back to very similar prenatal experiences such as maternal distress or poor nutrition.
for more:
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160818085803.htm