(CNN) - A new study finds infants who were deprived of oxygen in utero have an increased risk of developing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD.
Researchers studied the records of nearly 82,000 children between the ages of five and 11. They found babies who were deprived of oxygen had a 16 percent greater chance of being diagnosed with ADHD in childhood.
The researchers say there isn't much you can do to prevent oxygen deprivation, aside from doctors closely-monitoring pregnant mothers.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, eight percent of children between the ages of three and seven have been diagnosed with ADHD, and more boys than girls.
You can read about the study in this week's journal Pediatrics.