Maternal pre-pregnancy BMI and offspring hyperactivity-inattention trajectories from 3 to 8 years in the EDEN birth cohort study

Evidence suggests obesity during pregnancy is associated with offspring attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. However, studies have been limited to evaluating the association at a single age with inadequate data on important maternal lifestyle confounders and unmeasured familial confounding. The objective of this study was to examine the association between maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and child hyperactivity-inattention symptoms (HIS) at 3, 5 and 8 years. Data came from the…


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