Intake of Tylenol during pregnancy can lead to ADHD?
Prenatal is a vital stage during pregnancy, if not taken with proper care and attention the effect will manifest to your kids as they grow.
A study published in JAMA Pediatrics, an international group of researchers guided by Dr. Jorn Olsen, at the University of Aarhus, in Denmark, discovered a serious link between acetaminophen (usually present in common painkillers like Tylenol) intake of pregnant women and the rate of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnoses and prescriptions for ADHD medications in their children. In totality, moms who lean toward the pain reliever to relieve headaches or to reduce fevers found a 37% increased risk in their children getting an ADHD findings and a 29% increased risk in the chances that their kids require ADHD medications than to moms who didn’t consume the over-the-counter medication at all.
The study involved above 64,000 families in the Danish National Birth Cohort. The mothers answered questionnaires about their consumption of their acetaminophen during pregnancy, and at the same time answered queries regarding different aspects of their children’s behavior. Official diagnoses of hyperkinetic disorder (HKD), a serious form of ADHD, were tracked, and the frequency of prescriptions for ADHD medications.
Over half the women participating in the study used acetaminophen during pregnancy.
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