Premature babies have greater chance of developing ADHD, study says

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Premature births tied to ADHD - Ali Gorman reports during Action News at 5pm on June 26, 2018. (WPVI)

Premature babies have a greater chance of developing ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

A new study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found that being born a month early raises the risk and we don't know why but it's particularly true for girls.

The researchers believe ADHD is caused by inflammation from under-developed organs.

About 1 in 10 babies in the US is born before 37 weeks.

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