(KXAN) – A new study in Spain has revealed what it calls a link between pregnant women using drugs. acetaminophen Many of which are known by the brand name Tylenol and their children have developed autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (KXAN) ADHD).
Acetaminophen It is commonly known as paracetamol. It is one of the most commonly used pain relievers in the world.
Researchers at the University of Barcelona looked at health data from more than 73,000 mother-and-daughter pairs across Europe, and found that unborn children treated with acetaminophen were 19 times more likely to have autism. % and were 21% more likely to show symptoms of ADHD
The researchers wrote: “The most consistent outcome model was the relationship between the acetaminophen prenatal and ADHD symptoms,” they said, the link exists in both boys and girls. But the boy was a little stronger.
The researchers caution that this study is only a possible link. Readers should not take their findings as final proof.
“Our findings need to be interpreted with caution due to the limitations of our study,”; the researchers write.