Young children with multiple exposures to anesthesia have had increased rates of ADHD, new research has revealed.
Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota have done a retrospective study on children who had been exposed to anesthesia at an early age. They found that for those children who were given anesthetics two or more times before the age of three, their risk of developing ADHD more than doubled.
The research, led by Dr. David Warner, a Mayo Clinic pediatric anesthesiologist, was prompted by similar research involving young animals.
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