ADHD and DNA: Children, Mothers With Psychiatric Disorder Have Shorter Telomeres

 ADHD in the News 2015-09-29

New findings published in the journal Frontiers of Molecular Neuroscience suggest that children with ADHD and their mothers are more likely to have shorter telomeres, putting them at an increased risk of early death; this also increases the risk for chronic diseases and conditions like diabetes, obesity and cancer. However, researchers did not find any alterations in the father's telomere length.