Low maternal Vitamin D levels linked to risk of ADHD in offsprings
Recent evidence has highlighted the importance of vitamin D in the development of the central nervous system. Some studies have shown an association between maternal vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy and offspring Attention-deficit/
"A vitamin D deficiency can affect the likelihood of illness along with genetics, smoking and social factors," said PhD researcher Minna Sucksdorff from the Turku child psychiatry unit.
The study analysed the health of 1,067 children diagnosed with ADHD in 1998-1999 and children from a control group of the same size. The study demonstrated an association between low maternal 25(OH)D during pregnancy and an elevated risk for offspring ADHD. If replicated in independent samples, this finding may have significant public health implications.
"This is the strongest evidence yet that prenatal vitamin D levels are related to concentration disorders," said study lead, professor Andre Sourander.
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