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Kids of severely obese moms have higher risk of ADHD

(This version of the story was refiled to correct name of the researcher interviewed for this story, from Heejoo Jo to Laura Schieve; Replaces para 2; fixes paras 3, 5, 10, 13, 15, and 17.)

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Severely obese women are usually obese when they are pregnant as well as being deficient in omega-3 fatty acids.  This leads to epigenetic changes that can easily manifest themselves in ADHD if the child is also omega-3-fatty-acid deficient during the post-natal period.

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