Study finds possible link between pregnancy diet and ADHD in kids
LONDON -- A bad diet during pregnancy could affect the health of your child.
A new study finds pregnant women who eat foods high in fat and sugar increased their chances of their baby developing ADHD. Researchers from Kings College London looked at the DNA of 164 children who showed symptoms of conduct disorders. The diets of their mothers were also analyzed.
The study found poor pre-natal nutrition influenced the expression of a particular gene which potentially leads to ADHD and behavior problems.
Experts say more studies are needed to confirm the association, but the findings do emphasize the importance of a healthy diet for moms and kids.