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Heart Health

02 November 2011

ADHD drugs don't cause heart attack

A major study of more than one million children and young adults has shown no higher risk of heart attack among those who take drugs for ADHD, according to a US study.

A major study of more than one million children and young adults has shown no higher risk of heart attack among those who take drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a US study.

A total of 1.2 million people from the age of two to 24 were included in the research, led by William Cooper of the paediatrics and preventive medicine departments at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

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