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Children with Hypertension More Likely to Have ADHD

New study shows a connection between high blood pressure and ADHD and learning disabilities.

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Children who have high blood pressure are four times more likely to have learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than children who are not hypertensive, according to a study from the University of Rochester Medical Center, presented to the Pediatric Academic Society.

The study followed children who had been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Of the children with hypertension, almost 28 percent had a learning disability and 20 percent had ADHD.

While researchers note the comorbidity, they say that more research is needed to determine what causes the connection between the conditions.

Read more about the study.

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