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Pre-Pregnancy Weight and Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Executive Functioning Behaviors in Preschool Children

Authors
  • Fuemmeler, Bernard F.
  • Zucker, Nancy
  • Sheng, Yaou
  • Sanchez, Carmen E.
  • Maguire, Rachel
  • Murphy, Susan K.
  • Kollins, Scott H.
  • Hoyo, Cathrine
Publication Date
Feb 25, 2019
Source
MDPI
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Language
English
License
Green
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Abstract

35 was positively associated with higher ADHD symptoms and worse executive self-regulation behaviors (inhibitory control and attention). Compared to adequate GWG, less than adequate GWG was related to more ADHD hyperactive-impulsive symptoms, whereas greater than adequate GWG was related to more problematic behaviors related to working memory and planning. The findings support a link between maternal weight and child neurodevelopment. Continued research that help identify biological mechanisms are needed.

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