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Study finds link between unhealthy diet in pregnancy and ADHD in kids

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(CNN)--We all know eating a diet high in fat and sugar can cause damage to your personal health.

Obesity, diabetes, heart disease and even depression can be after-effects of an unhealthy lifestyle.

But worse, consuming that kind of diet can affect the little one on the way.

A study led by Psychologist  Edward Barker, at Kings College in London, found there could be a link between an unhealthy pregnancy diet and ADHD  in kids.

In addition to ADHD, there can be an increase in conduct problems -- like lying, fighting, and stealing.

It could have to do with changes in the child's DNA.

Researchers haven't concluded that there is a definite link between the two.

But to be cautious, researchers are saying it's best to consume foods high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
 

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