Navigation Links
Gene May Be Tied to Both Smoking and ADHD, Study Suggests
Date:10/30/2012

TUESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) share a common genetic risk factor, and childhood ADHD may increase the likelihood of smoking later in life, a new study suggests.

People with ADHD are more likely to start smoking early and to smoke twice as much as those without ADHD, the researchers noted.

For the new study, the investigators took blood samples from more than 450 children with ADHD, aged 6 to 12, and their siblings and parents. The samples were tested for five genetic variations strongly associated with different aspects of smoking, such as the number of cigarettes smoked every day, and taking up and quitting smoking. The researchers also asked the mothers about their smoking habits during pregnancy.

A genetic variant associated with the number of cigarettes smoked by mothers during pregnancy was more likely than other variants to be associated with ADHD. It was also more likely to be passed on from parents to children and to be associated with more severe ADHD.

This variant was as likely to be found in children whose mothers smoked as it was in those whose mother's did not smoke during pregnancy, which suggests that exposure to tobacco smoke in the womb is not a factor.

The findings suggest that this genetic variant may increase the risk of both ADHD and smoking by prompting behaviors and impaired higher brain function that are typical of childhood ADHD, and which could lead to smoking later in life, concluded Dr. Ridha Joober, of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal, and colleagues.

The study was published online Oct. 29 in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Although these are intriguing findings, further research is needed to determine whether there are actually shared genetic risks for smoking and ADHD, Miriam Cooper and Anita Thapar, of Cardiff University School of Medicine in Wales, wro
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Extra Weight in Kids
2. Indoor workplace smoking bans garner strong support from Hoosiers
3. Smoking causes asthma in second generation offspring
4. Smoking and hyperactivity share common genetic risk factor
5. Overweight and smoking during pregnancy boost risk of overweight kids
6. Women Who Quit Smoking May Gain Up to 10 Years of Life: Study
7. Models developed from the PLCO may help identify at-risk patients for adverse smoking outcomes
8. Quitting Smoking Just as Hard for Teens: Study
9. Passive smoking also affects neurodevelopment in babies
10. Smoking abstinence tough for teens, too
11. Teen Obesity Linked to Moms Smoking in Pregnancy: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Gene May Be Tied to Both Smoking and ADHD, Study Suggests
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 As part of its ... LLP has been closely monitoring the ongoing meeting ... Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel, which has ... cancer risks associated with the use of power ... a report published by Dow Jones Business News, ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 Operators and owners ... in fuel costs now that model 2019 ... GHG standards are phasing in 2014-2018 ... themselves to install new features into their ... technologies , 2.    Efficient driveline components which reduce ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 The report ... Specialty Nutrients, Animal Feed), Applications (Regular, Therapeutic, Preventive ... Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019 ” defines ... analysis and forecasting of the market value of ... the driving and restraining factors for the global ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Presently, disposable medical suppliers call for ... supplies segment. During the past two decades, the world ... an average 12.5% per year), primarily owing to the ... US is the largest market for disposable medical supplies ... The second position is held by Europe with a ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... The Corn Farming industry experienced ... the heels of fresh biofuel demand. The Federal Renewable ... larger share of their farmland to cultivating high-value corn ... the mixing of 5.0% renewable content in gasoline across ... States created a key export market for Canadian corn, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Morcellator Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Financial Ties Between FDA Advisory Panel Members and Manufacturers of Power Morcellators 2Health News:Morcellator Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Financial Ties Between FDA Advisory Panel Members and Manufacturers of Power Morcellators 3Health News:Morcellator Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Financial Ties Between FDA Advisory Panel Members and Manufacturers of Power Morcellators 4Health News:LeaseQ Agrees the Latest Round of Greenhouse Gas Rules Could Increase the Cost of Truck Acquisition and Maintenance 2Health News:LeaseQ Agrees the Latest Round of Greenhouse Gas Rules Could Increase the Cost of Truck Acquisition and Maintenance 3Health News:Probiotic Ingredient Market worth $1,732.8 Million by 2019 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Probiotic Ingredient Market worth $1,732.8 Million by 2019 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Probiotic Ingredient Market worth $1,732.8 Million by 2019 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Probiotic Ingredient Market worth $1,732.8 Million by 2019 - A Report by MarketsandMarkets 5Health News:Global Disposable Medical Supplies Market to See Robust Growth Through Next Decade, According to New TriMark Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:Global Disposable Medical Supplies Market to See Robust Growth Through Next Decade, According to New TriMark Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:Corn Farming in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available From IBISWorld 2Health News:Corn Farming in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available From IBISWorld 3
... Care Habits , CHICAGO, Feb. 11 Valentine,s Day is ... in others? The smile. A national survey from ... the smile outranked eyes, hair and the body as the ... comes to taking care of their teeth and gums. The ...
... General Kenneth P. Moritsugu urged members of the American ... and patient-care skills to prevent diseases such as obesity ... in the United States and to educate Americans to ... was Deputy Surgeon General from 1998 to 2006 and ...
... JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 11 Blue Cross and Blue ... has awarded the Florida Literacy Coalition (FLC) a three-year ... initiative. The goal of the grant is to create ... provide health-education resources for local adult ESOL (English for ...
... Market Currently Represents More Than 15% of Total ... Growth Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CGSY)), the ... today announced that its 2009 sales strategy will ... Global Capacity,s healthcare vertical market, which represents more ...
... The Quantum Group, Inc. ( NYSE Alternext US: ... Martinez, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology & Innovations ... St. Thomas University Healthcare Seminar later today entitled ... Martinez will contribute to the event as a ...
... from recycled plastic bottles, the new Airnamic Green from Alen Corp. ... pet dander, grass and tree pollen, mold spores and other allergens ... bottles provides consumers with an anti-microbial, moisture resistant, convenient and cost-effective ... ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Survey Finds Smile is 'Most Attractive' Physical Feature 2Health News:Registered Dietitians Can Do Much to Help Educate Americans and Eliminate Health Disparities in U.S., Says Former Surgeon General 2Health News:Registered Dietitians Can Do Much to Help Educate Americans and Eliminate Health Disparities in U.S., Says Former Surgeon General 3Health News:BCBSF and FLC Establish Florida Health Literacy Grants Program 2Health News:Global Capacity Reports Momentum in Healthcare Market 2Health News:Global Capacity Reports Momentum in Healthcare Market 3Health News:Quantum Executive Pete Martinez Invited to Participate in University Health Seminar 2Health News:Quantum Executive Pete Martinez Invited to Participate in University Health Seminar 3Health News:Quantum Executive Pete Martinez Invited to Participate in University Health Seminar 4Health News:Can a New Green Product Made From Recycled Plastic Soda Bottles Provide Cleaner Indoor Air and a Healthier Home? 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... DUBLIN , Jan. 15, 2014  Research and Markets ... "Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, ... report to their offering. (Logo: ... products which are used on patients in order to ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Foundation today announced it has established a relief fund ... weather that has gripped much of the nation. AARP and ... to support these emergency relief efforts AARP and AARP Foundation ... up to $500,000 in aid. The matching program will be ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014  Celsion Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... from institutional investors to purchase an aggregate of approximately ... at-the-market registered direct offering, led by a dedicated health ... purchase agreements with these investors pursuant to which the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 2Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 3AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 2Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 3
... 2011 Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is initiating a ... 3mg Tablets, marketed by Janssen Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen ... Tablets, marketed by Patriot Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a wholly ... stem from two consumer reports of an uncharacteristic ...
... -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. (NYSE Amex: TPI, ... patented biopharmaceutical medicine, modernized traditional Chinese medicine, branded ... the non-cash, non-operational financial impact from the warrants ... (formerly EITF 07-05). In the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of RISPERDAL® Tablets and One Lot of Risperidone Tablets 2Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of RISPERDAL® Tablets and One Lot of Risperidone Tablets 3Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of RISPERDAL® Tablets and One Lot of Risperidone Tablets 4Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of RISPERDAL® Tablets and One Lot of Risperidone Tablets 5Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of RISPERDAL® Tablets and One Lot of Risperidone Tablets 6Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of RISPERDAL® Tablets and One Lot of Risperidone Tablets 7TPI Discusses Non-Cash Non-Operational Financial Impact from Warrants 2TPI Discusses Non-Cash Non-Operational Financial Impact from Warrants 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: